Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 Released
Friday December 8th, 2006
Gran Paradiso Alpha 1, an early developer milestone based on the Gecko 1.9 branch, has been released. Gran Paradiso, a mountain group located in Italy, is also the project codename for Firefox 3. There are no significant user interface changes. Core layout and rendering changes include use of Cairo as the default graphics library, use of Cocoa Widgets for MAC OSX builds and new SVG elements.
For more details, refer to Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 Release Notes.
#4 Re: *scracthes head*
Friday December 8th, 2006 7:57 PM
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This is an alpha for Gecko 1.9. the rendering engine, not for Firefox per se (thus the "no significant user interface changes"). Given the nature of the changes that will be in Gecko for 1.9, getting early testing to help find bugs and regressions is imperative.
BTW, author of the article: It's Mac OS X; Mac is short for "Macintosh", not an abbreviation for Media Access Control, and there's a space between the abbreviation for "operating system" and the Roman numeral 10 ;)