The final beta for Mozilla’s upcoming browser out now.
Mozilla has released the final beta for Firefox 4 before an RC, and the final release. Firefox 4 Beta 12 features some of the following changes:
- Increased performance while viewing Flash content;
- Improved plugin compatibility with hardware acceleration enabled;
- Hovering over links now displays the URL at the bottom of the window rather than in the location bar; and
- General stability, performance, and compatibility improvements.
“Yesterday we killed the blocker list, and we’re down to 12 remaining bugs open, and only four remain without a patch. We set a goal last week to be done with all of these blockers and to try to be RC ready by today. Due to everyone’s hard work, we’re there. We’ve accelerated beta 12 to ship today, and the next step is to squash these few remaining bugs. After this, we’re in RC mode, constantly watching the nomination queues for incoming bugs from this last beta, ” said Damon Sicore, Sr. Director of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, on Google Groups.
Mozilla had yesterday launched a ‘countdown‘ website for the final Firefox 4 release which highlight the number of hard blockers or show stoppers were left to be fixed before the browser could be shipped. The number has increased to 9 from 8 since posting last night.