Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is now available for download

Mike Beltzner beltzner at
Thu Mar 12 20:25:58 UTC 2009

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is now available for download. This milestone is  
focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new  
features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1.  
Ongoing planning for Firefox 3.1 can be followed at the Firefox 3.1  
Planning Center, as well as in and on in #shiretoko.

New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback  

	• Improved the new Private Browsing Mode, including the ability to  
“Forget This Site” from the History sidebar.
	• Improved performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey  
JavaScript engine.
	• Improvements to web worker thread support.
	• New native JSON support.
	• Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative  
parsing for faster content rendering.
	• Support for new web technologies such as the <video> and <audio>  
elements, the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, CSS 2.1  
and 3 properties, SVG transforms and offline applications.
Testers can download Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 builds for Windows, Mac OS X,  
and Linux in 64 different languages:

Developers should also read the Firefox 3.1 for Developers article on  
the Mozilla Developer Center.

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