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Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 Available for Testing

Friday April 27th, 2007

Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is now available for testing. New features in this development milestone of Mozilla Firefox 3 include the FUEL JavaScript library for extension developers, a redesigned Page Info window, improvements to offline application support and Gecko 1.9 bug fixes.

Several Mac OS X additions have also been made, including support for Growl notifications, improvements to the Cocoa user interface and an initial version of the Breakpad crash reporting tool.

Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is intended for Web developers and the Mozilla testing community only, with regular end users strongly advised to stick with the stable Firefox 2 for now. Alpha releases of Firefox 3 are branded using the Gran Paradiso codename in an effort to discourage regular end users from downloading them.

The Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 Release Notes have more information and download links.

The Firefox 3 Schedule calls for two further alpha releases in May and June. Firefox 3 Beta 1 is planned for July with Beta 2 set for September. Further betas and release candidates will be made available as necessary until the final launch of Firefox 3, expected by the end of the year.

Update: Growl support was removed from Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 at the last minute because it caused a crash on computers with Growl installed (see bug 378785). Thanks to Mook for the information.


#1 Growl not in Gran Paradiso Alpha 4

by Mook

Friday April 27th, 2007 10:22 PM

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The Growl support was backed out at the last second due to it leading to crashes on startup on machines with Growl installed. It will likely make an appearance in GPa5 (or whatever), however. For more details, please refer to bug 378785.