Mozilla ရဲ႕ Firefox Web Browser က ဒီလထဲမွာပဲ ၅ ႏွစ္ၿပည့္ပါတယ္။ ဒီ browser က လက္ရွိအခ်ိန္မွာ market share လဲ ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားရထားတဲ့ အၿပင္ developers အမ်ားစုရဲ႕ လက္ဆြဲ browser ၿဖစ္ေနပါၿပီ။ ေနာက္ Web Standards ေတြ လိုက္နာတဲ့ အၿပင္ HTML 5, CSS 3 တို႔လို draft ေတြပါ အၿမဲ support လုပ္ေပးနဲ႔ browser တစ္ခုပါ။
ဒီေန႔ေတာ့ အလုပ္မ်ားလို႔ ပင္ပန္းေနတာေၾကာင့္ အၿခားအေၾကာင္းအရာေတြ မေရးၿဖစ္ပဲ Firefox မွာ Themes ေၿပာင္းတဲ့ Plug In တစ္ခုၿဖစ္တဲ့ Personas (Read More Here!!) အတြက္ လုပ္ထားတဲ့ theme တခ်ိဳ႕ကို စုထားလိုက္ပါတယ္။
Mozilla ကေန Firefox အတြက္ Add Ons Collections Packs ေတြကိုု စၿပီး လုုပ္ေပးေနတာ ေတြ႔ရပါတယ္။ Add-On ေတြ အမ်ိဳး အစားလိုုက္ၿပီး တြဲ ေပးထားတာပါ။ Web Developer’s Toolbox, Family Pack, Traveller’s Pack စသၿဖင့္ လိုုက္ဖက္တဲ့ Add on ေတြတြဲ ေပးထားတာပါ။
” Mozilla launched Firefox 3 yesterday morning and immediately felt the love from millions of people all over the world joining us to set a Guinness World Record for most software downloaded in 24 hours. “
Mozilla systems were quite busy earlier this morning so individual requests may not have gotten through – but they are all up now and serving a tremendous amount of traffic and downloads. We are currently serving almost 9,000 downloads a minute, which puts us on track to achieve 5-7 million downloads our first day of general availability.
To put some more color behind what’s been happening on this historic day:
Via : Mozilla Blog
The Firefox Support team (support.mozilla.com, or SUMO for short) would like to invite you to our first SUMO day! This Friday, starting at 7 AM PDT, we’ll be hosting a day all about getting to know SUMO and learning how to use our site to help other Firefox users enjoy their favorite browser.
If you haven’t already, this is a great opportunity for you to get involved with Mozilla, regardless of your interests or expertise. We need people to write articles, create screenshots, correct spelling and grammar, answer people’s questions in the forum, or interact directly with Firefox users in live chat — just to name a few of the many ways you could help us out. Even if you’re just curious to learn more about the project and don’t really plan on participating, we’d be really excited to have you joining us on Friday.
Of course, we’d be even more thrilled if you stayed with us throughout the Firefox 3 launch, which is going to be an exciting event for the SUMO project. Have a look at the SUMO Day home page for more information and please pop by on Friday!
Friday, April 11th
7 AM – 6 PM PDT
16:00 – 03:00 CEST
#sumo on irc.mozilla.org
အခု Firefox 3 Beta 5 ကို ေဒါင္းလုပ္လုပ္လို႔ ရေနပါၿပီ။ ၿပီးေတာ့ ပံုမွန္ Firefox 18.104.22.168 ပါ download လုပ္လို႔ ရပါၿပီ။ ႏွစ္မ်ိဳးလံုး Portable အေနနဲ႔ download လုပ္လို႔ ရပါတယ္။ ၿပီးေတာ့ အခု Firefox 3 t-shirt design winner ကို ေၾကၿငာလိုက္ပါၿပီ ဆုရသြားတဲ့ ဒီဇိုင္းက ကြ်န္ေတာ္ ၾကိဳက္တယ္လို႔ ေၿပာခဲ့တဲ့ ဒီဇိုင္းေလးပါပဲ။
New Features in Firefox 3 Beta 5
* Improvements to the user interface based on user feedback, including changes to the look and feel on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux.
* Changes and fixes for new features such as the location bar autocomplete, bookmark backup and restore, full page zoom, and others, based on feedback from our community.
* Fixes and improvements to platform features to improve security, web compatabilty and stability.
Today, Firefox start vote for Official Firefox 3 T-Shirt Design. You can vote one design of 5. Above design is my favorite design, i voted that. The finalists have been chosen and voting has begun! We received close to 2,000 submissions from a growing global community of over 3,400 members on the Flickr contest group. Picking the top 5 was a very challenging task as there were many amazing designs to choose from. But the final decision is up to you!
Please take a moment and help us select the official Firefox 3 t-shirt by voting for your favorite design on the Mozilla Store. Voting will end on Sunday March 30th at 11:59 PM (PST). We’re excited to see which design wins!
Firefox just reached 500,000,000 downloads. This is an absolutely phenomenal milestone for Firefox. It is sort of hard to imagine what that number means. For some perspective, that’s roughly the audience size of 10,000 Rome Colosseums combined. It would be the weight, in kilograms, of 8,500 Boeing 747 airplanes. In dollars, for $500 million you and 15 of your friends can fly to the International Space Station. OR, you can affect change and invite 15 of your friends to play a game and feed 25,000 people. With your help we can break another milestone today with FreeRice.com –500,000,000 grains of donated rice in one day. Imagine helping to feed the hungry while picking up some new vocabulary too!
Via : Mozilla Blog
Mozilla release Firefox 3 Beta 3 for testing. FF 3 Beta 3 targeted to Web developers and our testing community to gain feedback before advancing to the next stage in the release process. This one’ve a lot of useful features. You know, I already posted about FF 3 beta 2 review. now, I’ll not write review about 3 beta 3 this time. You can see the list of new features . You can also get FF 3 Beta 3 as portable apps now.
[Improved in Beta 3!] Firefox 3 Beta 3 includes approximately 1300 individual changes from the previous beta, including fixes for stability, performance, memory usage, platform enhancements and user interface improvements. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.
* [Improved in Beta 3!] One-click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site and to check if your connection is protected from eavesdropping. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. When a site uses Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, the site favicon button will turn green and show the name of the company you’re connected to.
* [Improved in Beta 3!] Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware.
Easier to Use
[Improved in Beta 3!] New Download Manager: the revised download manager makes it much easier to locate downloaded files, and you can see and search on the name of the website where a file came from. Your active downloads and time remaining are always shown in the status bar as your files download.
[Improved in Beta 3!] Podcasts and Videocasts can be associated with your media playback tools.
# [Improved in Beta 3!] Star button: quickly add bookmarks from the location bar with a single click; a second click lets you file and tag them.
# [Improved in Beta 3!] Location bar & auto-complete: type in all or part of the title, tag or address of a page to see a list of matches from your history and bookmarks; a new display makes it easier to scan through the matching results and find that page you’re looking for. New in Beta 3 is an improved search algorithm which calculates the recency and frequency of a visit to come up with a frecency score that is used to determine the most relevant results.
[Improved in Beta 3!] Download & Install Add-ons: the Add-ons Manager (Tools > Add-ons) can now be used to download and install a Firefox customization from the thousands of Add-ons available from our community add-ons website. When you first open the Add-ons Manager, a list of recommended Add-ons is shown.
# [Improved in Beta 3!] Speed: Major architectural changes (such as the move to Cairo and a rewrite to how reflowing a page layout works) put foundations in place for major performance tuning which have resulted in speed increases that continue to increase page drawing speed in Beta 3. This release also features over 90 changes that improve performance over the previous beta.
# [Improved in Beta 3!] Memory usage: Over 350 individual memory leaks have been plugged, and a new XPCOM cycle collector completely eliminates many more. Developers are continuing to work on optimizing memory use (by releasing cached objects more quickly) and reducing fragmentation. Beta 3 includes more than 50 improvements to memory use over the previous beta.
Mozilla Developer Center က Wallpaper ေလးသေဘာက်လို႔ ၿပန္တင္လိုက္တာပါ။ ကိုယ္ႏွစ္သက္ရာ resolution နဲ႔ ရႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ အၿမင့္ဆံုးက 1680×1050 pixels ပါ။ 1024×768 လိုခ်င္ရင္ေတာ့ အခုၿပထားတဲ့ပံုကို ကလစ္လုပ္ယူပါ။