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Firefox 3.1 in 3.1 minutes

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  • 1. in 3.1 minutes
  • 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. NEW FEATURES FOR USERS
  • 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. 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. PRIVATE BROWSING • No traces (cookies, history, etc.) while browsing
  • 7. NEW HISTORY FUNCTIONS • Cleareasily your recent history • Remove all traces of a web site
  • 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. OS INTEGRATION • Supportfor system proxy settings and MacBooks’ multitouch trackpads (on Mac OS X) • Full transparency support on Windows Vista
  • 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. NEW FEATURES FOR DEVELOPERS
  • 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. BETTER STANDARDS SUPPORT • Web worker threads, Javascript running in background • Audio& Video HTML5 tags (Native Ogg Vorbis and Theora support)
  • 14. BETTER STANDARDS SUPPORT • General improvement in CSS, SVG, HTML 5 (offline, canvas, ...) • CSS Transforms properties • Document.querySelector • Document.querySelectorAll
  • 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. 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.