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Firefox 3 beta 3 has been released

February 13, 2008 by http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

February 12, 2008 Firefox 3 beta 3 has been released.

"This is a BETA release of Firefox 3, the next generation browser based on
Mozilla's Gecko 1.9 platform. It should be used for testing and feedback
purposes only. Take a moment to review the information and suggestions in
the README.TXT file included in the archive. Some Extensions (Add-ons) may
not yet be updated to work with Firefox 3. If you are looking to add new
Extensions, you can check the Add-ons site using the link below to see if
they are compatible with version 3."

Zipfile:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0b3/contrib/firefox-3.0b3.en-US.os2.zip
please take note the ReadMe which lists the major OS/2 specific bugs:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0b3/contrib/firefox-3.0b3.en-US.os2.ReadMe
and the Release Notes:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0b3/releasenotes/

Requires a libc0.6.3 based version of the GCC runtime library.
http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/#gccrtl

The following helpful information is courtesy of Sander Nyman:

NOTE: This release requires the C runtime DLLs from Innotek. In the
unlikely event that you do not already have version 0.6.3 installed, it is
available with an installer here:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.wpi

NOTE: This release requires IPLUGINW.DLL to use the Java and Flash
plugins. Available here:

http://e-vertise.com/warpzilla/ipluginw20050915.xpi
or here:
http://download.innotek.de/javaos2/mozilla/ipluginw20050915.xpi

NOTE: To have both Firefox, & Thunderbird in use at the same time (or ANY
other Mozilla app) they *MUST* be at the SAME version level, or a
mismatched DLL will still be in memory when you attempt to start a second
Mozilla based program. The easiest way to get around this limitation, and
use DIFFERENT version levels of Firefox, Thunderbird, Kompozer, etc., is
with Rich Walsh's Run! utility. It is tiny, and VERY easy to set up. To
make life even easier, I HIGHLY recommend that you download & use the
Internet Application Integration utility from Chuck McKinnis, which
actually contains the Run! utility, and sets it up for you, along with
coordinating your web browser with your email client for "mailto" links,
etc. You can find it here:

http://7cities.net/~mckinnis/code/iai1050.exe

Or, if you'd rather do it yourself, here is the Run! utility:

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/util/wps/run_060.zip

Firefox extensions (add-ons) that add new functionality are available here:

https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox

Firefox themes (skins) are available here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/?application=firefox

For release notes, and a list of new features, follow this link:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0b2/releasenotes/

The official Warpzilla homepage can be found here:

http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

If you have questions, or just want the latest, greatest tips for Firefox,
Thunderbird, & Seamonkey, Steve Wendt's excellent "Tips For Warpzilla" page
can be found here:

http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html

For Firefox "Tips & Tricks", see:

http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_6.html

And finally, if you still have questions, or just want to participate in a
Mozilla for OS/2 discussion forum, the Warpzilla newsgroup can be found here:

news://news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.ports.os2

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