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Firefox (official) 1.5 Beta to be released today

Jung

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http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=7287

Asa Dotzler has announced the availabilty of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 Release Candidate.

Candidate builds are available here: windows, macintosh, and linux.

It should be noted that Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 has not been released yet. Reviewers and bloggers are requested not to jump the gun.
This is an official release, so the Firefox branding will return.

Extensions which have been updated and verified to work with Firefox 1.5 Beta 1, e.g. Extension compatibility version 1.4
 

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Wow, thanks jung, didnt hear about this till right now. I use Deer Park 2 but Ill definitely have to try it out.
 

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http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=7301
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is now available for download. Also known as the 1.8 Beta 4 milestone, this is the first beta release of the next major Firefox update and is aimed at testers, extension/theme authors and Web developers. The final release of Firefox 1.5, which will be widely promoted to end-users, is scheduled for later this year.

New features include an improved software update system, faster Back and Forward navigation, a feature for clearing private browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned Options/Preferences window and better popup blocking. Web standards support is also improved, with support for Scalable Vector Graphics, JavaScript 1.6 and more CSS. Accessibility is also better (including new DHTML accessibility features), security has been enhanced and there's now greater support for Mac OS X.

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 can be downloaded from the Firefox project page or the Firefox 1.5b1 directory on ftp.mozilla.org. The Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 Release Notes have more information and The Burning Edge has an unofficial list of what's new in Firefox 1.5 Beta 1.

Looking ahead, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 is scheduled for release on Wednesday 5th October and the first Firefox 1.5 release candidate is due on Friday 28th October. See our earlier report on the Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 schedule for more details.
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/1.5beta1.html


Also notable:
http://users.blueprintit.co.uk/~dave/web/firefox/buildid/nightly.html
This extension adds a few extras useful to those that regularly test nightly builds of
Firefox, Thunderbird and the Application Suite.

This extension now works on branch builds of Firefox and Thunderbird.

This extension used to be known as the Build ID Copier.

Features:


* Allows you to install incompatible extensions (experimental).

* Allows you to force the application to believe an extension is compatible with the
current version and enable it. (Only works on recent builds of Firefox and Thunderbird, branch and trunk since 20/08/2005).

* Adds a menu item to let you to copy the build identifier to the clipboard.

* Adds a menu item to let you insert the build identifier into the current text box.

* Adds a toolbar button to let you insert the build identifier into the current text box (Not supported in the Application Suite).

* Provides an easy way to launch talkback.

* Lets you customise the title bar to include the build identifier and other
information.