Mozilla releases Firefox 10 stable version

By on January 31, 2012, 2:30 PM

Mozilla has released Firefox 10 as a fully stable version available for download today. The latest iteration of the open source browser brings a number of minor changes that are mostly behind the scenes, since the big UI tweaks are being saved for version 12, says Engadget.

Highlighted on the change list is the new forward button that is now hidden until you first navigate backwards. It’s a small change but it makes sense as there is nowhere to go once you are already at the most current page.

Other changes include implementing anti-aliasing for WebGL and CSS3 3D-Transform support. Mozilla also says that most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default. New full screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen and there’s also a new element for bi-directional text isolation along with support for CSS properties.

Firefox 10 is the latest release from Mozilla as part of their rapid release cycle. After version 4, Mozilla split the development process of Firefox into several channels with each working on a different stage of development.

Under the current plan, a new version of the browser is launched every six weeks and allows the average user access to the latest features without having to wait for a full-scale update that could take several months to prepare.

This of course didn’t sit so well with enterprise users and as such, Mozilla introduced a new schedule called Extended Support Release (ESR) that gives business users more time to certify and test new releases before deployment.

A complete list of changes and bug fixes in Firefox 10 can be found here.

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