October 25, 2006 |
With Firefox 2 only out yet, Mozilla has already got a team of experts working on the next Firefox, version 3. Currently, version three is no more than a jumble of high-tech files that baffle me (I’m sure the experts amongst you will understand better), but at least it appears to work. No big noticable differences from version 1.5 or 2.0 in it, but there are a few niggly, minor things that don’t make much of a difference. Enhanced error message (perhaps they could have just fixed them though!) and a seemingly more in-depth search and anti-phishing filter mean that the current Firefox 3 is really nothing more than an update to the currently released Firefox. If you’d like to check out Firefox 3 for yourself, you can download it here. Just don’t tell the Firefox team it was Profy who told you! I’m not sure if their FTP servers were meant to be snooped on… Oh well!
Some eager developers have already started developing plugins for Firefox 3 even though Mozilla is yet to even announce support for them. Dropping plugin support would be rather stupid, cosidering that plugins are what gives Mozilla the edge against Internet Explorer. Let’s try and focus on FF2 though folks and not get ahead of ourselves. Remember though, if you do download the Firefox 3 Alpha build, don’t expect the most secure browser on the net. That said, FF3 is a lot quicker than FF1.5 and FF2. Looks like a ‘Lite’ version of the final build really.