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Update: Mozilla Aims To Finish Firefox 4 RC By February 25!

firefox 41 Update: Mozilla Aims To Finish Firefox 4 RC By February 25!Mozilla team is really pushing very hard to get the Firefox 4 out in market as soon as possible! We have been behind Mozilla team and sharing all the latest happenings in and around Firefox 4 development. Here comes another update by Mozilla team towards Firefox 4 development!

If you all remember, recently we got an confirmation about Firefox 4 will have another beta i.e. beta 12 which will be out in market by early next week!

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There is no end for Mozilla changing its Firefox 4 schedule. Previously Mozilla team had planned to ship the final version of Firefox 4 by February end! But now it doesn’t seem to be out by earlier planned date!

Due to some bugs which were found during building Beta 11 kept them pushing the RC and final version dates. And today we got an latest update which says Firefox 4 RC maybe available by this month end.

During the latest discussion about Firefox 4, one of the member of FF 4 development team Damon said,

Looking at the hardblocker bug list and not counting blocklist bugs, we have 22 bugs without patches (out of 51 open) that remain to be fixed to get to RC.

This is it.  It’s time to do the final push to get Firefox 4 to release candidate.

Time to show fortitude.  We’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again.  Let’s finish these last few bugs and aim to finish RC by Feb 25th.

Here is the latest update about Firefox 4 bugs,

  • 22 non-blocklist bugs without patches (out of 51 open) that remain to be fixed to get to RC.
  • 91 non-blockers being fixed in the past seven days, and 84 actual blockers fixed.
  • 22 hardblockers remaining without patches.
  • 400-500 bugs fixed since February 3.

Tech Link: Get the latest blockers report.

Well this is the latest update we have got for your with regards to Firefox 4 release. Hope Mozilla team stick to this latest planned date and release Firefox 4 Release Candidate by this month end.

Internet Explorer 9 release candidate has got some some awesome updates and it has already entered browser war very strongly! We are hoping for Firefox to join in soon to watch 3-way battle between Chrome, IE and Firefox!

Are you excited about this latest update? Share what you feel! icon wink Update: Mozilla Aims To Finish Firefox 4 RC By February 25!

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Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!

firefox 41 Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!Mozilla is getting ready to put an end to its beta channel for Firefox 4.0 and working really hard towards it. We have been covering all the latest buzz happening in and around Firefox browser from long time.

Mozilla just released Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 just few days before. As said before, beta 11 was planned to be out in market by this week. But due to an issue that was found when building on Windows package causing some delay.

Well Beta 11 has been tagged and is spinning (build, QA validation) now. And it will be out by early next week.

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Few days back Mozilla team was planning to have a Beta 12 to fix some bugs which could not be fixed before Beta 11 release. And today we got a confirmation that Mozilla will be extending its beta branch to Beta 12.

During product planning meeting Mozilla team said,

B12 has a small enough list of bugs that it’s plausible it will be the last beta, though we’re not locking that up, since some of the plugin work needs to crystallize before we can assess timing risk.

So this confirms we will be getting one more beta before Mozilla team move towards first release candidate. We may expect Beta 12 before mid of February. Minified version of Firefox 4 has already moved to Beta 12!

As for now, it seems like Firefox 4 first RC and final release will be delayed for couple of weeks. Firefox is really loosing some fair amount of users to its rival browsers as they keep delaying Firefox 4.0 release.

Hope Firefox soon comes back into browsers war strongly! What you guys say? icon smile Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!

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Chrome 9 Features Faster HTTPS Via TLS Extension!

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As you all know Google is experimenting many features inside chromium labs these days. And we have been following Google team from the day one they started adding new features inside Chromium under about:flags(initially about:labs).

Following are some of the features under about:flags which are being experimenting by Google,

  1. Instant Search As Option
  2. Cloud Print servic

Many features are getting integrated in Chrome final version and few are still under testing.

Just few days back Google updated beta channel to Chrome 8 and final version will be out by end of the month. Chrome 9 build has already started and Google is experimenting many features in it.

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The latest build, Chromium 9.0.582.0 added three new experimental features. Following are the explanation on three features,

#1. Snap Start

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Description given by Chromium team for snap start is “Enables an experimental TLS extension which removes a round trip from HTTPS handshakes.” I know you would have confused what it is actually.

TLS(Transport Layer Security) is a protocol used in secures HTTPS. We love SSL/TLS because of the privacy and security that it gives to our users and, like everything, we want to make it faster.

How HTTPS works?

When you visit any secure site(HTTPS site), the client(browser) send a handshake request to webserver and waits for confirmation. Once the round trip is completed, client starts retrieving page contents.

This round trip depends on on how far away the webserver is from the client. So usually https site loading time depends on the distance.

Advantage of Snap Start

This feature forces Chrome to proceed to send out a request ahead of receiving the confirmation that the handshake was completed. By the time handshake was successful, you would have already connected to the new page before receiving the notification that the handshake had completed.

#2. Check for known conflicts with 3rd party modules

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This is another experimental feature added in Chromium labs/flag. This feature enables a background check that warns you when a software incompatibility is detected (ie. 3rd party modules that crash the browser).

Few days my Twitter buddy @AskAaronLee suggested his friend @LDbyClarissa for her query on Chrome. Her query was,

Chrome keeps giving me an “awe snap” on each page i try to open up, or use. Even the help page. Tried all suggestion in google chrome help forum for this issue and no luck. :/

Well I couldn’t reply to her that time. Here  we are explaining what could be reason for that.

Chrome browser usually crashes due to plugin incompatibility. Adobe Flash and a PDF reader plugins sometime doesn’t work properly in few sites. Unusual suggestion is, deleting cookies and flash contents saved by Chrome.

This Chrome experimental feature adds support for these kind of errors.

#3. Experimental Extension APIs

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Google says this feature “Enables experimental extension APIs. Note that the extension gallery doesn’t allow you to upload extensions that use experimental APIs.”

This features is mainly added for extension developers who have to create new extensions after the APIs are released. And it enable extensions will be ready and available well before even the feature supporting that extensions is added for all users.

Watch out this space more updates! Browser war is getting hotter day by day!

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These are the three experimental features added by Chromium team in Chrome 9 latest build. Hope you all are excited to see these features integrated by default in Chrome.

Now what you say? Will these features adds still more advantages to Chrome browser? Share what you feel. icon smile Chrome 9 Features Faster HTTPS Via TLS Extension! Cheers!!