Firefox 3.1 (Shiretoko) a1 released

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clevin, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    release note is here

    Firefox 3.1 is developed on gecko 1.9.1. Compare to firefox 3.0.x which is based on gecko 1.9.0.x, and firefox 4, which will be based on gecko 2.0.

    new stuff including

    thumbstrip tab switching with crtl+Tab
    support using image as borders
    improved awesomebar (using user-defined characters to restrict the source for search, e.g., type a "+" to search only in tags)
    10-20% javascript improvement over firefox 3.0.x

    changes for developers, including CSS, DOM, XUL, can be found here

    This is not final 3.1 status, there will be more stuff to be introduced up to the code freeze of firefox 3.1. which is probably end of 08 or beginning of 09. Firefox 3.1 is targeting Q1 09 for final release.

    download here

    Warning: alpha version, test purpose only.
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    This alpha gets 84/100 on Acid3, so its getting there.
  3. higgalls macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2008
    Just tried it then, and copy/paste STILL isn't fixed (even though a patch was suggested in the bug report at

    Uninstalled it straight away as copy/paste with formatting is what I really need working.

    Never mind.
  4. clevin thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    mmm.. there will be plenty of time.. Acid 4 will not start until 3 major engines pass version 3. :) . And Im not sure if acid3 bugfix has finished, consider they have already fixed it twice...

    anyway, firefox 3.1's standard support, should you compare items by items, is just as good, if not better, than some 100/100 acid 3 engines. Its just unfortunate that acid3 couldn't check all the items...but again, no test can be that comprehensive....:eek:

    PS. This is what Acid 3 designer (presumably acid 4 designer as well) said about "lessons learned from acid3'
    Yeah, I think they find some bugs during the test, I would imagine it will eventually land before beta..will see.

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