Firefox 3.6 landing this afternoon

Mozilla will release Firefox 3.6 at around 5.30pm this afternoon.

Firefox 3.6 landing this afternoon

A post on Mozilla’s blog offers a short and sweet teaser claiming “Firefox 3.6, the world’s best web browser, will be available Thursday, 21 Jan,” before offering a link to some of the new features.

Among these, users can look forward to full-screen support for native videos embedded using the video HTML tag. There’s reskinning through the Personas utility, and a plugin checker that will warn users about out-of-date plugins.

As with previous browser releases, not all add-ons will be compatible with Firefox 3.6, though Mozilla claimed 75% of add-ons had already been updated in time for the first release candidate last week.

TraceMonkey has also been tweaked, bringing a 20% improvement on page rendering over Firefox 3.5, according to Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox development.

Firefox 3.6 was originally slated for release before the end of December, but has been held up by a series of bugs. Firefox 4 has also slipped, and won’t be seen until “late 2010 or early 2011.”

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