Posts Tagged ‘firefox 4’

Mozilla: Firefox 5 Release Means EOL For Firefox 4

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I guess this also explains why Mozilla has been pushing so hard for users to update to Firefox 5 lately …

The Firefox rapid release process that Mozilla switched to has caused some confusion about continuing support for older versions of the browser. While there was never an official support timeline before and after the process change, it was assumed by many that major versions of Firefox were supported for at least six months after release. Mozilla recently dropped support for Firefox 3.5, and in a somewhat surprising move support for Firefox 4.


Firefox 4 Supports Content Security Policy

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This looks like a pretty effective way to avoid XSS attacks …

Content Security Policy is a standard developed by Mozilla designed to protect against cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. Cross site scripting attacks use vulnerabilities in websites to inject JavaScript code into pages or urls of that site. The injected JavaScript code is then executed when visitors open a specifically prepared link or page on the website. Attacks can have serious consequences, it may for instance be possible to steal cookies from users to impersonate them on the site.


Firefox 4.0.1 Has Been Released

Friday, April 29th, 2011

It’s always a good idea to take care of security-related updates like this one …

Mozilla is currently distributing an update of the Firefox 4 browser to worldwide mirror servers to be prepared for the update rush once the updating notification appear in the web browser and on the official project homepage. For now, no sign of the update is visible on the homepage or in form of notifications in the web browser. Only the official ftp server is already carrying versions for all supported languages and operating systems.


Firefox 4 Release Candidate Released

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

There have been so many Firefox updates lately, that keeping up with them is almost a part time job …

Many blogs have reported in the last days that the first Firefox 4 Release Candidate has been uploaded to the Mozilla ftp server. A release candidate build, and not the final release candidate, was spotted by one blog and almost every tech blog in my RSS reader reported about it. Let me be the first to tell you that the real Firefox 4 Release Candidate has been published just a few minutes ago.


Firefox 4 – The State of Development

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Here’s a quick update on the status of the upcoming Firefox 4 release …

When is Mozilla going to release the next beta of Firefox? When the release candidate and final build of the web browser? News is scarce at this point in time and I will try my best to give you an overview of things to come. The latest public beta version of Firefox 4 is beta 11 which has been available for some time. We knew that the team planned to release at least one additional beta to fix blockers that prevented the release candidate and final release. What we did not know was if that would be the last beta, or if another beta release would follow suite.


Latest Mozilla Meeting Reveals Firefox 4 Performance and Stability Issues

Friday, February 18th, 2011

They might be pushing this “rush to add a bunch of versions this year” thing a little bit too fast …

The latest meeting notes of Mozilla Firefox’s development team seem to suggest that the last two beta releases of Firefox 4 have caused an increase in performance and stability issue reports by users of said beta versions of the web browser.


Mozilla Infographic Compares Firefox and Internet Explorer

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

IE9 hasn’t even been officially released yet, but it looks like Firefox is already beating IE9 in speed tests …

Is Internet Explorer 9 a modern web browser, and how does it compare to Firefox 4. Those are the two questions that Mozilla’s Paul Rouget tries to answer with an infographic and a blog post. The infographic looks at the technical side of things, web compatibility, platform support and hardware acceleration to name a few. All show that Firefox 4, and sometimes even Firefox 3.5 or 3.6, do better than Internet Explorer 9.


Firefox 4 Changes – Do Not Track and Link Urls Moved Down

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This definitely sounds like a very handy feature …

Firefox 4 Beta 11 is now available for download at the official Mozilla website. The release is mainly a bug fixing release with the exception of one feature addition. The do not track feature that Mozilla announced earlier this year is now included in the browser.


Firefox Extension Options Menu Add-On

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Interesting: A Firefox add-on that’s designed to help you manage your other Firefox add-ons …

Many Firefox extensions come with an options page to customize their behavior, interface or functionality. These pages are sometimes accessible through context menus if an icon of the extension is displayed in the Firefox interface. Most of the time however no direct options access is available which means that users have to open the Firefox add-on manager to open the options of the extension there. This is not the most user friendly way, especially if the options need to be accessed regularly.


Expect Two More Firefox 4 Betas Before the Release Candidate

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

This is starting to get confusing, almost to the point of ridiculousness …

It was not clear if Mozilla needed one or two beta releases after Firefox 4 Beta 10 was released last week. The Mozilla Firefox development team is still trying to resolve the remaining severe bugs (betaN hardblockers) that are preventing the release of the next Firefox browser.