The organization behind Firefox wants testers to try out a crash-proofing feature in a new alpha release of Firefox.
Security and stability updates will finally come to an end with the release of Firefox 3.0.19, due out March 30.
Mozilla has made strides in alleviating a longstanding CPU usage issue that, in some cases, caused small laptops to overheat.
Mozilla expects to release a snappier version of Firefox in January. Next, version 3.6.5 is planned for this quarter with a significant crash-proofing feature.
The WebKit2 interface is designed to give Apple's Web browser a better capability to juggle multiple computing processes. Also: the first Firefox 3.6.4 beta.
Better performance is high on the list of improvements planned for Firefox 4. If all goes well, the new browser should emerge by November.
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