Firefox 3.1 in 3.1 minutes

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Firefox 3.1 in 3.1 minutes

  1. 1. in 3.1 minutes
  2. 2. SOME DATES • Firefox 3.1 beta 1: October 14th, 2008 • Firefox 3.1 beta 2: December 8th, 2008 • Firefox 3.1 beta 3: soon • Firefox 3.1: first half of 2009
  3. 3. NEW FEATURES FOR USERS
  4. 4. TRACEMONKEY • JavaScript execution up to 2x faster on 3.1 than 3.0 (think about how Gmail, 280 Slides, Facebook, etc. will be fast) thanks to JIT compilation Image from cybernetnews.com
  5. 5. TRACEMONKEY Tests performed Firefox 3.1 on February, 3 SunSpider (execution time in ms) with the latest version of each Firefox 3.0 browser. http://www2.webkit.org/perf/ sunspider-0.9/sunspider.html Firefox 2.0 0 4200 8400 12600 16800 21000 Shorter bars are better
  6. 6. PRIVATE BROWSING • No traces (cookies, history, etc.) while browsing
  7. 7. NEW HISTORY FUNCTIONS • Cleareasily your recent history • Remove all traces of a web site
  8. 8. THE AWESOME BAR, NOW WITH EVEN MORE AWESOMENESS • Betterlocation bar preferences • Ability to use flags to fine- tune search results: * bookmarks ‣ + tagged bookmarks ‣ ^ history only ‣ @ URL only ‣
  9. 9. OS INTEGRATION • Supportfor system proxy settings and MacBooks’ multitouch trackpads (on Mac OS X) • Full transparency support on Windows Vista
  10. 10. OTHER • The tab bar is now always visible •A new tab button will be in the tab bar • More informative updates, telling you how long they will take •A new session restore dialog now lets you select what windows and tabs you want to restore after a crash • And much more…
  11. 11. NEW FEATURES FOR DEVELOPERS
  12. 12. BETTER STANDARDS SUPPORT • @font-face CSS property for using your own true type font on your Web site • text-shadow & box-shadow CSS properties for ... shadows!
  13. 13. BETTER STANDARDS SUPPORT • Web worker threads, Javascript running in background • Audio& Video HTML5 tags (Native Ogg Vorbis and Theora support)
  14. 14. BETTER STANDARDS SUPPORT • General improvement in CSS, SVG, HTML 5 (offline, canvas, ...) • CSS Transforms properties • Document.querySelector • Document.querySelectorAll
  15. 15. GEOLOCATION API • Will allow Web sites to know your location course, you will always be asked before sending data to • Of the Web site • Your machine needs to know your position (think about Firefox mobile aka Fennec)
  16. 16. WANT MORE INFORMATION? • http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.1b2/releasenotes/ • https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Firefox_3.1_for_developers • http://mozillalinks.org/wp/category/firefox-31/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.

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