By the time that Mozilla gets done with the Beta phase of the development process there might be as many as a dozen Builds of the next iteration of the open source browser ahead of the first Release Candidate (RC).
Having suffered numerous delays, only 10 Beta Builds of Firefox 4.0 were slated for delivery initially.
With Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 already shipped, and with Beta 11 now cooking, Mozilla is revealing the possibility that Beta 12 could also be offered to early adopters for testing prior to RC1.
At this point in time, there’s no actual plan to build Firefox 4.0 Beta 12, with Mozilla still aiming to make Beta 11 the last testing milestone before the browser graduates to the Release Candidate phase. More »
The ninth Beta development milestone of Firefox 4.0 is now available for download.
Although Mozilla has yet to announce officially the general availability of Firefox 4.0 Beta 9, the bits are already live on the company’s FTP servers.
Softpedia readers have been able to read about the imminent launch of Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 since last week, and again yesterday when Damon Sicore, Mozilla senior director of platform engineering revealed that Firefox 4.0 Final was due by the end of February 2011.
Beta 9 is toward the end of the Beta development program for Firefox 4.0, and as such, customers should not expect extensive changes, simply because there aren’t any.
According to the open source browser maker, here are the most consistent modifications compared to Beta 8: More »
Microsoft already confirmed one new feature for the Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, but apparently the company is also cooking some changes to the graphical user interface.
A recent video that made its way in the wild seems to indicate modifications to Tabbed browsing in IE9 RC.
Early adopters familiar with the beta development milestone of IE9 undoubtedly already know that the browser ships with a very simple UI.
This move is designed to put all the focus on the websites rather than on the browser, according to the IE team, and far from me to disagree with them.
IE9’s UI is certainly more subtle, and contributes to pushing the browser to the background and leaving site take center-stage. More »