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Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Milestone Released

Friday September 1st, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 has been released. This milestone for developers and testers includes a visual refresh of the theme and user interface. Other features new to Firefox 2 include phishing protection, search suggestions, session restore, support for JavaScript 1.7, Live Titles for bookmarks (using microsummaries) and a new Windows installer. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Release Notes, and the release announcement at the Mozilla Developer News weblog, which includes download links.


#53 API freeze?

by leafdigital

Friday September 8th, 2006 2:19 AM

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Several days later, only one issue (not reproducible) where it froze for ages on trying to load the pdf plugin. This appears to be a good, reliable build; well done to the developers.

I'm using this as my 'normal' browser up until the point in each day when for my work I need one of the vital features from the web developer toolbar extension, which isn't updated - so from then on (because I'm too lazy to quit it) I'll generally be back to 1.5. Out of curiosity, does the 'beta' designation mean there's an API freeze and it is therefore safe for extension developers to test their extensions and update the supported version? Or does that point not come until the first release candidate?

--sam