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Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 5

Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • None

Schedule this Coming Week

  • None

Future Release

  • Firefox 3.5.17 – February 8th
  • Firefox 3.6.14 – February 8th
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 – TBA
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Firefox Release Recap 2010

Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Mozilla News, Year In Review

Happy New Year’s Eve! It is that time again, time for our annual look back at the Firefox releases of this year. In 2010 we saw with retirement of the Firefox 3.0 branch which had been active since the first Alpha release back in December 2006. Development continued on the Firefox 3.5 branch which Mozilla still warns ‘will be maintained with security and stability updates until August 2010’ even though there has been several releases since and more planned in 2011. In early 2010, the final release candidates along with the opening release of Firefox 3.6 in January. Finally, the first Alpha release of Firefox 3.7 came out in February. In July with the first Beta release the branch was renumbered to Firefox 4.0. Below is a month-to-month recap of the 2010 Firefox releases.

Release milestones are color coded as follows:

  • First Developmental Release on this branch
  • First Official Release on this branch
  • Final Release on this branch

January 2010

  • January 5th: 3.0.17
  • January 8th: 3.5.7
  • January 8th: 3.6RC1
  • January 17th: 3.6RC2
  • January 21st: 3.6

February 2010

  • February 10th: 3.7a1
  • February 17th: 3.0.18
  • February 17th: 3.5.7

March 2010

  • March 2nd: 3.7a2
  • March 17th: 3.7a3
  • March 23rd: 3.6.2
  • March 30th: 3.0.9
  • March 30th: 3.5.9

April 2010

  • April 1st: 3.6.3
  • April 12th: 3.7.a4

May 2010

  • No Release in May 2010

June 2010

  • June 14th: 3.7a5
  • June 22nd: 3.5.10
  • June 22nd: 3.6.4
  • June 26th: 3.6.6

July 2010

  • July 7th: 4.0b1*
  • July 20th: 3.5.11
  • July 20th: 3.6.7
  • July 23rd: 3.6.8
  • July 27th: 4.0b2

August 2010

  • August 12th: 4.0b3
  • August 24th: 4.0b4

September 2010

  • September 7th: 3.5.12
  • September 7th: 3.6.9
  • September 7th: 4.0b5
  • September 14th: 4.0b6
  • September 16th: 3.5.13
  • September 16th: 3.6.10

October 2010

  • October 19th: 3.5.14
  • October 19th: 3.6.11
  • October 27th: 3.5.15
  • October 27th: 3.6.12

November 2010

  • November 10th: 4.0b7

December 2010

  • December 9th: 3.5.16
  • December 9th: 3.6.12
  • December 21st: 4.0b8

* Branch numbering changed from 3.7 to 4.0 with the release of Beta 1.

Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 4

Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – December 21, 2010

Schedule this Coming Week

  • None

Future Release

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011

Firefox 4 Beta 8 Released

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News, Releases

After more delays, Mozilla has released the eighth beta for Firefox 4.0 on December 21st. This is a regular beta release and is being made available for testing purposes only.

New stuff in this Beta 8 release:

For more info see the release notes for Firefox 4 Beta 8. The next planned release is the Beta 9.

Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 3

Posted: Saturday, December 18, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • None

Schedule this Coming Week

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – December 21, 2010

Future Release

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011

Photobucket Uploader Extension

Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 by El Guru in Add-ons, Blogs, Firefox, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 4.0

It has been a long while since we’ve done an extension review. I came across the Photobucket Uploader Extension a week or two ago while I was in my Photobucket account. I use Photobucket for both management and storage of images I use on the three blogs (FF Extension Guru, Email Mafia and El Guru’s) and their associated websites. I just find it easier to work with images this way, especially when incorporating them into the WordPress environments (WordPress.com & WordPress.org/self-hosted).

This extension is a major time saver. Once installed and link to your Photobucket account, simply right-click on any image (except CSS coded background images) within Firefox and select Upload to Photobucket from the context menu. That is it, the image will be uploaded to your default album and you can even get your links as soon as the upload is completed. No more having to right-click on the image copy the URL, go into Photobucket, then upload via the pasted image URL.

But wait, there’s more! Say you have an image saved on your computer and you want to upload it into Photobucket. Normally, you would need to go Photobucket, select to upload from your computer and then spend a couple minutes trying to get to where the image is saved. I run into this issue a lot, being that I can have the image saved in one of many locations depending on if the image is going to be used for a blog or website. In the case of earlier tonight I had a couple photos I had taken and had cropped earlier that I wanted to upload for use on the El Guru’s Blog. I had the folder which the photos were saved within opened in Windows Explorer. I simply opened a new Firefox tab and then dragged the image into Firefox. Once it was in Firefox, it was a simple right-click and the image was in my Photobucket Album and I had the link I needed to post the image.

The Photobucket Uploader Extension is not endorsed or sponsored by Photobucket. The extension works with Firefox 3.0 up through 3.6 (do not know if it can be forced to work on Firefox 4).

Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 2

Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • Firefox 3.5.16 – December 9, 2010
  • Firefox 3.6.13 – December 9, 2010

Schedule this Coming Week

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – December 2010

Future Release

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011