Fennec 1.0 Beta 3 for Maemo

Fennec Beta 3

Fresh from the factory, we’re happy to announce Fennec 1.0 Beta 3 for Maemo to the world!   This release features major improvements to performance and a fancy new theme.  We’ve made big improvements to kinetic panning and added the ability to scroll iframes.  A lot of work has been done to make our theme more robust, taking advantage of things like media queries to support various devices, orientations, and platforms which you’ll see more of in the next Windows Mobile release.  Overall, this beta is a major improvement to previous Fennec betas.

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

We’ve changed quite a bit under the hood to make things faster including putting in place a tile-based rendering system to cache the areas of the page you’ve been to.  Roy Frostig has a great blog post about this.  The work that Robert O’Callahan has done on compositor phase 1 has been a big help and is allowing us to do things with scrolling that were previously rocket science.

Moving forward, we’re going to focus on fixing polish bugs, rough edges, and taking advantage of things like our new tile system to help avoid the user seeing a checkerboard while panning.

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10 Comments on “Fennec 1.0 Beta 3 for Maemo”


  1. [...] engineering, explains more about the exciting new features and improvements to performance in his blog post, excerpted below. We’ve made big improvements to kinetic panning and added the ability to [...]

  2. PJ Says:

    If you go to about:config and change the values of both svg.smil.enabled and html5.enable Fennec will score 97/100 at http://acid3.acidtests.org/
    Nice work :D


  3. [...] Podobno pojawił się nowy Fennec, który ma być szybszy od poprzedniej wersji. No zobaczymy… [...]

  4. Mark Says:

    Any idea if you are gonna have QVGA support for windows mobile?


  5. [...] Parmenter, Mozilla’s director of mobile engineering indicated in his blog that “This release features major improvements to performance and a fancy new theme.  [...]

  6. Nick Says:

    this is cool — Tried on Windows and works well except that flash does not really work (can hear the audio but no video… just black screen with flash movie suppose to be playing)


  7. [...] out rough edges, Stuart Parmenter, Mozilla’s director of mobile engineering, said in a blog post. The team will particularly pay attention to using the browser’s new rendering system to nix [...]


  8. [...] out rough edges, Stuart Parmenter, Mozilla’s director of mobile engineering, said in a blog post. The team will particularly pay attention to using the browser’s new rendering system to nix [...]


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