Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta 7 gets a Jager shot of speed

From the ‘Good Hangover Memories‘ files:

Apparently, even after six previous betas, Mozilla still has more new tech that they want to jam into Firefox 4.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 was released today including the JagerMonkey just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler and some neat hardware acceleration tech.

How on Earth Mozilla developers don’t expect that these new features to give them a pile of bug reports and further push out the Firefox 4 final release date is beyond me.

I’m all for speed, but this is late in the game, and acceleration tech in my experience never quite works as you’d like, unless you’ve got a massive sample base (which Mozilla will now get with the beta).

That said, speed is king in the modern browser era, so Mozilla has to do what it takes to keep pushing the bar forward and not just settling for being — good enough.

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