Firefox 3.5 eyed for Tuesday release

Browser upgrade features speed improvements and HTML 5 capabilities

Mozilla is expected to release its Firefox 3.5 browser on Tuesday morning, a company representative said on Friday afternoon.

A key feature of the browser is the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, which boosts performance and stability. Indeed, speed has been stressed as a key attraction of the upgrade.

A Private Browsing Model is highlighted as well, for control of private data. HTML 5 capabilities are included in such areas as encoded video.

A downloadable release candidate for version 3.5 as released Monday, following beta and preview releases this month.

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Paul Krill

InfoWorld
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