Mozilla Released Beta 4 of Firefox 3.6 late Wednesday afternoon. Mozilla Links’ Percy provides this brief review:
As expected, a fourth beta for Firefox 3.6 is now available, this time it adds support for HTML 5 file API, which enables some new insteresting functionality: for example you would be able to load a bunch of local images to a web app without actually uploading them to the server. You would be able to edit them locally, save them locally, and optionally upload them once they are ready.
The Beta of Firefox 3.6 / Gecko 1.9.2 introduces several new features for users to evaluate:
- (New in this version) Support for the HTML5 File API
- A change to how third-party software integrates with Firefox to increase stability.
- The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- A mechanism to prevent incompatible software from crashing Firefox.
- Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas.
- Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
- Support for the WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.
Current Firefox 3.6 Beta users can upgrade via the Check for Updates option in the Help Menu.
Source: Mozilla Developers News