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Firefox 3.6.6 Now Available for Download

June 27th, 2010

Today, we launched an update to our crash protection feature to extend the amount of time Firefox will wait before terminating unresponsive plugins. The crash protection feature, first introduced in Firefox 3.6.4, protects Windows and Linux users from crashes and freezes caused by third party plugins such as Flash and Silverlight. When a plugin crashes,…

Enhanced Scripting in IE9: ECMAScript 5 Support and More

June 25th, 2010

Up to this point we have mostly talked about improved JavaScript performance in Internet Explorer 9 but we haven’t said much about any new or changed language features in the “Chakra” engine. Now, with the third Platform Preview, we can tell you about JavaScript feature enhancements which you can try for yourself. As context, the…

Mozilla Wins The American Business Awards “Most Innovative Company of the Year”

June 25th, 2010

We are excited to announce that Mozilla won the American Business Awards Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year (with less than 2,500 employees) in the software category! More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most…

JavaScript: Same Code, and a Standardized Test Suite

June 25th, 2010

Being all in with HTML5 means being committed to enabling developers to use the Same Markup on the Web, and that includes the same JavaScript code. The Chakra JavaScript engine in the latest Platform Preview release of Internet Explorer 9 includes significantly improved support for the ECMAScript (ECMA-262) standard, including features new to the recently…

Unix fixes, stabillity, and more: Approaching Opera 10.60 Final

June 25th, 2010

We have a few more bug fixes for you to test during the weekend. Unix in particular has a decently size batch of new fixes in this build, but you will see that there are also cross-platform fixes. This includes work on Offline Applications, Geolocation, Widgets, and more. Although we are not quite there yet,…

Stability, font work, and Geolocation for Linux

June 25th, 2010

This snapshot fixes a few more crash bugs that are affecting a lot of people. There is also some more work on international fonts (however, please look at the known issues below), and Geolocation using Wifi is now available for Linux. If you are having problems with Geolocation on Linux, please include details about the…

More stability work

June 24th, 2010

This build only has a few fixes, but one of them is one of the most frequently reported crashes. We’re still interested in crash reports, though, so keep them coming! WARNING: This is a development snapshot of Opera. It is released for testing purposes, and there may be serious bugs and unfinished features. Download Windows…

HTML5, Native: Third IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers

June 23rd, 2010

As developers experiment and begin the transition from writing today’s websites to building HTML5 applications, they will test the limits of browsers. For example, the huge difference between hardware accelerated HTML5 video and plain HTML5 video support in a browser was clear in the demo we showed at MIX. Because some browsers run on many…

Updates to the IE Testing Center

June 23rd, 2010

One of the major investments we’re making during the IE9 project is support for more web standards. Web developers all around the world consistently gave us feedback that they wanted to use the same pages with the same markup across browsers. By working closely with the W3C and its members on the newest web standards,…

Stability work

June 23rd, 2010

This build contains a few stability fixes, and initial IME support on *nix (Linux/FreeBSD). Linux is close to being on par with the other platforms, and right now we are very interested in crash reports on all platforms. Please use the crash reporting dialog actively to make sure we catch as many crashes as possible,…