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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.


#21 Re: Name Calling

by 4td8s

Sunday May 20th, 2007 8:26 AM

You are replying to this message

"Not to mention that you've wasted more of people's time than the original question and answer did in the first place with your complaining. Ironic, isn't it? Also, it doesn't give Mozilla a good reputation for its representatives to have such a short temper with basic questions. I remember you yourself have asked some basic questions in your time, right?

If you find people are asking the same questions over and over again, put the answer in a FAQ somewhere and point to that. You can do it in such a way that neither wastes nearly as much time nor gives such a bad impression of Mozilla folks, and it even implies in a relatively polite way that the original asker probably could have found the answer on his own if he'd looked."

well said, schapel. BenoitRen and Lyx are being UNprofessional and immature with some of their comments here and need to take more responsibility for their foolish comments.