Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 Available for Testing

Friday April 27th, 2007

Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is now available for testing. New features in this development milestone of Mozilla Firefox 3 include the FUEL JavaScript library for extension developers, a redesigned Page Info window, improvements to offline application support and Gecko 1.9 bug fixes.

Several Mac OS X additions have also been made, including support for Growl notifications, improvements to the Cocoa user interface and an initial version of the Breakpad crash reporting tool.

Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is intended for Web developers and the Mozilla testing community only, with regular end users strongly advised to stick with the stable Firefox 2 for now. Alpha releases of Firefox 3 are branded using the Gran Paradiso codename in an effort to discourage regular end users from downloading them.

The Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 Release Notes have more information and download links.

The Firefox 3 Schedule calls for two further alpha releases in May and June. Firefox 3 Beta 1 is planned for July with Beta 2 set for September. Further betas and release candidates will be made available as necessary until the final launch of Firefox 3, expected by the end of the year.

Update: Growl support was removed from Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 at the last minute because it caused a crash on computers with Growl installed (see bug 378785). Thanks to Mook for the information.

#11 Re: Difference between GPa4 and Minefield?

by voracity

Monday April 30th, 2007 5:04 PM

You are replying to this message

Nor is it courteous to insult someone in a recreational forum (as opposed to, say, bugzilla) for raising a perfectly on-topic question that many people find far from basic. I hadn't realised that google has made all conversation redundant.

Incidentally, the simplest google searches ('gran paradiso minefield', 'gp m difference', 'gp m testing') don't tell me which one is the better to test.