Saturday, March 7, 2009

Firefox 3.5

At yesterday’s Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting, a proposal was put forward to change the version number for Shiretoko to Firefox 3.5. This is now also being discussed in a thread on the newsgroup.

The increase in version number is proposed due to the sheer volume of work which makes Shiretoko feel like much more than a small, incremental improvement over Firefox 3: TraceMonkey,video tag and player support, improvements to user controls over data privacy, significant improvements in the web layout and rendering platform, and much more.

Under this proposal:

  • Shiretoko would be released as Firefox 3.5,
  • the upcoming third beta release would still carry the 3.1b3 version numbering,
  • the following foruth beta will be numbered Firefox 3.5b4,
  • “Minefield” builds from the trunk mozilla-central repository will be renumbered to 3.6a1pre until further notice - we will need to consider and decide on a version number for that release at a future date,
  • the Gecko version numbering will not change, remain 1.9.1 on the mozilla-1.9.1 branch and 1.9.2 on the mozilla-central repository for the forseeable future.

Bugs will be filed to ensure that systems like,,, will continue to work with minimal disruption, and we will co-ordinate with those systems’ administrators to co-ordinate the work.

Source: MDC


  1. Hey danishka: do yall hope to make firefox startup as fast as google chrome? I was a staunch Firefox addict till chrome came out, and I noticed through the various new releases that firefox's startup got slower and slower. Are yall working on a resolution to this problem?

  2. i am working for Sinhala l10n.

    pls file a bug at