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Rapid Release Process

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lizardwrangler.com: Recently Mozilla implemented a rapid release process, where we release a version of Firefox every 6 weeks. This has involved changing a number of our processes. It’s also raised some new issues.

Firefox's Tablet UI Scheduled for Firefox 9 Integration

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tomsguide.com: Firefox 6 may have been just released, but I have to admit that versions 7, 8 and 9 may be much more interesting from the end user's point of view.

Firefox 7 beta brings major cuts in memory usage

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theinquirer.net: Just days after Mozilla released Firefox 6, the clock is already ticking on Firefox 7, which tipped up in the Firefox beta channel yesterday. There are all the usual improvements, but none of those really matter because theres one important improvement that isn't even visible to the user.

Firefox 6: 4 Reasons to Upgrade

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  • Firefox 6: 4 Reasons to Upgrade
  • Firefox 6 is Out… But Does Anyone Care?
  • Firefox 6 patches 10 dangerous security holes
  • At Version 6, Firefox Stabilizes And Turns Into Gmail
  • Chase.com goes down, but only for Firefox users

Firefox 6: Is it really faster?

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  • Firefox 6: Is it really faster?
  • Firefox 6 ships, but we shouldn't really pay attention

Mozilla Releases Firefox 6, for Real

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  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 6, for Real
  • Mozilla launches Firefox 6 with tasty treats for developers
  • Mozilla wants to hide Firefox version numbers from users
  • Deactivate Multiple Firefox Add-Ons
  • Firefox releases get smaller, as do Internet Explorer cakes

Network admins reeling from repeated Firefox upgrades

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  • Network admins stunned and reeling from repeated Firefox upgrades
  • After Early Post, Firefox 6.0 Launch Goes Official Today

The New Firefox Permissions Manager

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  • Mozilla Firefox 6 Final Now Available For Download
  • The New Firefox Permissions Manager
  • The GPU Acceleration Situation In Firefox 6

Firefox 7 Might Use 50 to 75 Percent More Memory

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technorati.com: In a statement released today, the Mozilla Foundation announced that for all future versions of Firefox, starting with version 7 which is still under development, reducing memory leaks will no longer be a priority – not at all, actually.

Firefox 6 Next Tuesday?

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webpronews.com: If they’re aren’t a new batch of bugs discovered between this weekend and Tuesday, the 16th of August, Firefox fans and users alike can expect a new version of the browser to be available.

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
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Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

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  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
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  • Design report #3: designing the UI Shell, part 2
    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.