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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.


#8 Nightly link

by sremick

Monday April 30th, 2007 6:29 AM

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I really wish there was a link on the FTP server to the latest nightly that the name of which never changed. Currently it is at:

<http://ftp.mozilla.org/pu…-3.0??pre.en-US.win32.zip>

Where ?? is the # of the next alpha/beta/whatnot.

I have a batch file I've scripted to automatically update my installed copy and every time they come out with a new alpha or beta, the ?? part bumps up a number so I have to fix my script. It'd be so much better if there was simply a firefox-3.0-en-US.win32.LATEST.zip link or something.