Mozilla Developer Center in a blog post on Thursday announced the availability of the new Firefox 3.6 beta 5 download for Mac OS X, and Windows - with automatic update to all Firefox 3.6 beta users in the next 24 to 48 hours. The first Firefox 3.6 beta arrived on October 30 and had been followed-up to beta 4 before now.
Built on the open source platform, Firefox runs a feature called Personas for customizing the browser's appearance, adds the File interface for better file management: placement of new tabs next to the ones that spawned them. Since the fourth beta, a total of 127 bugs had been fixed.
This latest update contains over 100 fixes from the last Firefox 3.6 beta, containing many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers, and users. Over 70% of the thousands of Firefox Add-ons have now been upgraded by their authors to be compatible with Firefox 3.6 Beta, according to the post.
However, analysts have predicted that this latest release may likely be the final beta version of the new browser, following Mozilla meeting notes that QA (quality assurance) might scrap Beta 5 and we'll release RC to the beta audience soon.
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