Mozilla has rolled out the eleventh beta in the Firefox 4 branch for all supported platforms, including Mac OS X. This beta adds support for the proposed Do Not Track ("DNT") header, and shows connection status messages in a small overlay. In addition, Mozilla says the default homepage design has been refreshed as well.
Released minutes ago to the general population, Firefox 4 Beta 11 is based on the Gecko 2.0 Web platform and is considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, Mozilla notes.
As usual, the features and content may change before the final product release, while many Add-ons may not yet have been tested by their authors to ensure that they are compatible with this release.
Mozilla encourages users to install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, if they wish to help test Add-on compatibility.
“Check out what’s new, the known issues and frequently asked questions about the latest version of Firefox,” Mozilla states.
“Please tell us what you think using the feedback tools provided as part of the beta. We appreciate your input!” the software vendor concludes, and proceeds to list the official release notes for Firefox 4 Beta 11:
What’s New in this Firefox 4 Beta
· Support for the proposed Do Not Track ("DNT") header
· Connection status messages are now shown in a small overlay
· WebGL has been re-enabled on Linux
· The default homepage design has been refreshed
· Firefox no longer switches into offline mode automatically
· See the complete changelist from the previous beta
As usual, the latest Firefox beta incorporates all the changes from previous betas.
According to Christian Legnitto, Firefox release manager for Mozilla, there is a good change this beta will be followed by a 12th one.
However, Legnitto said that Mozilla was working hard to ensure that the potential Firefox 4 beta 12 would be the last before Firefox 4 Final is out.
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