Bon Echo Alpha 2 Released

by Don_HH2K

Bon Echo Alpha 2 (about)SillyDog701 Forums member beanboy89 reported that Mozilla Corporation has released the second preview release of Firefox 2.0, at this moment known as "Bon Echo", as Bon Echo Alpha 2 earlier today.

Notable new features include inline spell-checking, automated crash restoration, and a search engine plugin manager, as well as many other new features and bug fixes from Bon Echo Alpha 1.

Continue reading and join our discussion at the SillyDog701 Message Centre.'s rough changelog:

* Links default to opening in new tabs, not new windows
* Close buttons now appear on every tab, and the close behaviour is slightly different
* Inline spell checking in text boxes
* Automatic restoration of your browsing session if there is a crash
* Search suggestions now appear in the search box autocomplete for Google and Yahoo!
* New search plugin manager for removing and re-ordering search engines
* Improved support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
* New microsummaries feature for bookmarks
* New Add-Ons manager improves the user interface for managing extensions and themes
* Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
* New search service that supports Sherlock and OpenSearch engines
* Support for SVG text using svg:textPath

As always, a more comprehensive bugfix list can be found at The Burning Edge, the official Firefox nightly build changelog.

Bon Echo Alpha 1 was released on 22 March.

Continue reading and join our discussion at the SillyDog701 Message Centre.

Posted by Don_HH2K on May 13, 2006 7:29 PM

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