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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mozilla sets Firefox 4 release for November

Mozilla plans to ship a beta of Firefox 4 next month, and a final by the end of November, a company executive said. Mike Beltzner, the director of Firefox, spelled out not only the timeline for the next major upgrade, but also outlined the new features, changes and technology enhancements the company hopes to pack into the browser.

It will include technology that splits some plug-in processes from the core browser. That technology and associated project, dubbed "Lorentz," prevents crashes by Adobe's Flash, Apple's QuickTime or Microsoft's Silverlight plug-ins from bringing down the browser.

Performance is one of the key areas Firefox 4 will address, said Beltzner. Beltzner emphasized that Mozilla will both boost the raw speed of Firefox, it has been working on ways to push its TraceMonkey JavaScript engine and in users' perception of speed.

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