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.

#13 Re: Re: Difference between GPa4 and Minefield?

by BenoitRen

Tuesday May 1st, 2007 3:34 AM

You are replying to this message

"Nor is it courteous to insult someone in a recreational forum"

Wow, you must be quite touchy if you think I was insulting at all.

"I hadn't realised that google has made all conversation redundant."

Now you're just trolling by taking it to the extreme.

"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."

True. My beef was with the first question.