Monthly Archives: June 2009

New Fennec Releases

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Welcome to the world both Fennec 1.0 Beta 2 for Maemo and Fennec 1.0 Alpha 2 for Windows Mobile.

In addition to Maemo and Windows Mobile builds, you can also download desktop builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

For these releases we have worked on improving the user experience, replacing our old theme with a much nicer looking one and fixing numerous usability issues.  We’ve continued to increase performance and responsiveness.  We’ve revamped how you install Add-ons, improved our download manager and the whole look of the application.  We’ve started work on making forms on web pages easier to use, providing a nicer combo box UI than before.

Both of these builds are built on top of the same front end and back end codebases — their version differences are just to express their currently different usability levels.

We’re starting to see some very exciting Fennec Add-ons being built by the community, including things like GeoGuide which uses the new Location Aware APIs to show you things like maps and weather near where you currently are, and other things like GraffiTwit, a Twitter client that lets you not only write tweets but also post images you’ve drawn.

We’ll continue to polish the user experience and improve performance, and are already hard at work on some changes that will make big performance improvements.