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From: beltzner <mbeltzner <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.mozilla.devel.seamonkey
Date: Tuesday 17th October 2006 00:12:34 UTC (over 11 years ago)
Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 (RC 3), the latest preview release of
the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download
at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bonecho/all-rc.html

Web application developers, our testing community, and users who want
to get a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox should download and
install this release candidate. Please note that at this time, users
should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from
previous versions of Firefox to work properly.

The release notes have a detailed list of what's new in Firefox 2 RC
3, including:

   * A new theme that updates Firefox's familiar interface
   * Built in Phishing Protection
   * Enhanced search engine management and search suggestions for
Google, Yahoo! and Answers.com
   * Improvements to tabbed browsing, including the ability to
re-open recently closed tabs
   * Firefox will resume from where you left off after a system crash
or browser restart
   * Better support for previewing and subscribing to Web feeds
   * Inline spell checking in Web forms
   * The ability to create bookmarks with "Live Titles" for Web sites
that offer microsummaries
   * New Add-ons manager that simplifies management of extensions and
   * Support for JavaScript 1.7
   * Extended search plugin format
   * Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and
to allow for easier localization of extensions
   * Support for client-side session and persistent storage
   * Support for SVG text using svg:textPath
   * New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 also includes several bug fixes
resulting directly from feedback obtained from people using our
previous release candidate build. Users running Firefox 2 RC 1 or RC 2 will
automatically be updated to Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 through the
Software Update feature, and are encouraged to continue submitting
feedback and Talkback reports.

You can download Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 for Windows, Mac OSX
and Linux in more than 35 languages. We encourage our users to give us
feedback on this release, either using http://feedback.mozilla.org or
by filing a bug (please read the bug filing instructions first, and
check out the list of known issues.)

Developers can look at the Firefox 2 for Developers article on the
Mozilla Developer Center for information about changes in Firefox 2
Release Candidate 3 that might affect their extensions, plugins,
themes or websites.

Ongoing planning for Firefox 2 can be followed at the Firefox 2
Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and on
irc.mozilla.org in #bonecho.


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