As the beta release of Firefox 4 approaches, a picture of the new features that will be included in the popular open source browser is beginning to emerge.
Mozilla developers are making a particular point about security in Firefox. The next version of the browser will include support for an IETF standard that will enable Firefox to automatically navigate to an encrypted, SSL-enabled version of a website, for instance. Datamation has the details.
The race to accelerate browser features continues as Mozilla developers race towards the finish line to get the finished version of the Firefox 4 Web browser out the door.
The first Firefox 4 beta was released in early July of this year and the final release is due by the end of the year. Along the way to its final generally available release, Mozilla developers have been issuing milestone releases with new features and bug fixes. Firefox 4 development is occurring at a time when rival browser vendor Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is updating it Chrome browser to version 6 and Microsoft is working on Internet Explorer 9.