Firefox 3 Alpha 1, The First Taste Of The Next Generation Of Firefox

Posted on January 15, 2007. Filed under: Browsers, Firefox |

Project code name “Gran Paradiso”, is the version 3 of the popular mozilla browser Firefox 3. The new generation of the Firefox browser introduces several new features which can be tested in the first alpha 1. Notice that some of the changes in Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 will affect the web and platform compatibility of Gran Paradiso Alpha 1:

  • Cairo is now being used as the default graphics library, affecting all graphic and text rendering
  • Cocoa Widgets are now used in OS X builds
  • An updated threading model
  • Changes to how DOM events are dispatched
  • Changes to how elements are loaded
  • Changes to how web pages are painted
  • New SVG elements and filters, and improved SVG specification compliance
  • Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME are no longer supported platforms
  • OS X 10.2 is no longer supported, and OS X 10.3.9 or higher is recommended
  • Moving DOM nodes between documents now requires a call to importNode or adoptNode as per the DOM specification.
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