Mozilla releases Firefox 3.5 beta
Mozilla has released the first beta for its browser under the new Firefox 3.5 name.
Private Browsing Mode has been tweaked, and there’s now broader support for new web technologies such as Ogg file formats, which allow videos to run within the browser without needing to install codecs.
There have been three prior betas of Mozilla’s latest browser, but they all came under the Firefox 3.1 designation.
Mozilla has since upped the version number to reflect the additional work that’s been poured into the browser. The fourth beta is expected to be the last before the organisation begins unveiling release candidates, though there’s no word on how many of those we can expect before the final release.
Firefox 3.1 was slated for a release in early 2009, and earmarked as a lightweight update bundling the features that didn’t make it into Firefox 3.
In the meantime Mozilla has announced that it has begun work on the next version of the browser, currently dubbed Firefox.next.