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Mozilla Firefox 3 - Gran Paradiso (Alpha1) now available

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Mozilla has released Mozilla Firefox Gran Paradiso Alpha 1, which is an early developer milestone for the next major version of Firefox that is being built on top of the next generation of Mozilla’s layout engine, Gecko 1.9.

Some of the new features in Gran Paradiso are (part of Gecko 1.9 also):

* Cairo is now being used as the default graphics library, affecting all graphic and text rendering
* Cocoa Widgets are now used in OS X builds
* An updated threading model
* Changes to how DOM events are dispatched (see bug 234455)
* Changes to how

elements are loaded (see bug 1156) * Changes to how web pages are painted * New SVG elements and filters, and improved SVG specification compliance More Here.

Mozilla ships developer release of Firefox 3.0

Mozilla has hit an early milestone on the road to the next version of its open-source browser, but the final product is still a year away, developers say.

The Mozilla team released its first alpha release of Firefox 3.0 Friday, giving Firefox and Web application developers an early look at the next-generation browser. This release is not intended for regular users, not even those who like to play around with early versions of the product, Mozilla said.

The software, code-named Gran Paradiso, comes just six weeks after Mozilla shipped version 2.0 of the browser, but it has already been more than a year in development, according to Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla's vice president of engineering.

More Here.
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Can't wait!

Seeing how 2.0 is so bug-free and all.

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