Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, codenamed Namoroka (after the Namoroka National Park in Madagascar), was released as a nightly download yesterday on the 7th August 2009.
This latest developer test version of the popular browser, based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform, offers increased support for CSS3, most notably background-size, CSS gradients, multiple background images along with support for the rem unit from the CSS3 values and units module.
The alpha release also completed our CSS3 selectors test with no problems, passing 578 out of 578 tests, and faired better than it’s predecessor in the Acid 3 test, scoring 94/100 (compared to 91/100 for Firefox 3.5.2).
You can download Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 from the following link:
or the latest nightly build from here:
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I’ve put together a quick demo of some of these new features; take a look in Firefox 3.6a1 or a recent Webkit browser, and resize the browser window a few times for maximum effect:
Opera has been abstaining from CSS3 properties due to the difficulty of implementing them without a native vector graphics library.
GOOD NEWS THOUGH!
With Presto 2.3 Vega will debut making it much easier for the Opera team to finally implement some…ANY CSS3 properties.
It’s important to remember that Opera isn’t open source nor do they have endless amounts of capitol.
So whatever version Opera turns with Presto 2.3 (e.g. Opera 10.1 though I haven’t been able to confirm any solid number as Opera 10.0 is still in it’s second beta stage at this time) we’ll finally see Opera joins the ranks of Gecko and WebKit as far as introducing CSS3 property support. :)
“The next major version of Opera Desktop after Opera 10 will likely skip Presto 2.3 (which is already finished) and move to Presto 2.4.”
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