Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 7

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:54

Firefox 4 Beta 7

Recently released from Mozilla is the Firefox 4 Beta 7, which comes with quite a few updates from Beta 6.

  • Uses JägerMonkey, a new, faster JavaScript engine
  • WebGL is enabled by default on Windows and Mac OS X. WebGL support requires an OpenGL-capable graphics card. Support for other graphics cards on Windows (specifically Intel GPUs) and Linux will be coming in a future beta
  • Certain rendering operations are now hardware-accelerated using Direct3D 9 on Windows XP, Direct3D 10 on Windows Vista and 7, and OpenGL on Mac OS X
  • Improved web typography using OpenType with support for ligatures, kerning and font variants
  • HTML5 Forms API makes web based forms easier to implement and validate
  • See the complete changelist from the previous beta

You can download the beta from their website, but be warned that all of your add-ons may not work. We should be seeing the release candidate in early 2011.

 

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