Mozilla releases the first Firefox 3.6 release candidate

By on January 11, 2010, 4:01 PM
Mozilla has pushed out the first release candidate (RC1) of Firefox version 3.6 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The jump from Firefox 3.5.7 (the latest stable build) to 3.6 brings many changes, including a new Gecko rendering engine, a quicker start-up, and improved browser responsiveness.

Other additions include single-click appearance modifications via Personas, notifications for outdated plugins, improved automatic form fill, and support for the WOFF font format, HTML 5 File API, CSS, and DOM. Web and add-on developers should swing by Mozilla's official developer page for more information about the changes.

It's noted that over 75% of existing add-ons are already compatible with Firefox 3.6, so you should be okay to jump the gun. If you run into any compatibility trouble though, we published a workaround last year, and a stable release is expected soon. For those already running a 3.6 beta, it should be updated automatically.

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compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Will probably have to wait for a bit as my finger print reader software is no compatible with 3.6 yet.

Puiu Puiu said:

i'll wait for a stable release before i upgrade. i've always done that.

isamuelson isamuelson said:

I use Prortable Firefox with the That way, I can have the latest stable release as well as the latest RC running side-by-side.

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