A step closer to Firefox 3.6 official release, Mozilla allows a public download to its Alpha 1 release, codenamed Namoroka. Namoroka is built on pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.2 platform.
The Namoroka Alpha version introduces:
- Compositor (Phase 1), which moves Gecko to using one native widget per top-level content document. See this blog post or bug 374980 for more details.
- A new focus model, described here and tracked in bug 178324
- The chromedir attribute has been replaced with a pseudoclass
- Several new CSS3 properties including background size and gradients for background images
- Startup and responsiveness improvements throughout the application
If you can stand occasional crashes and non-working plug-ins, feel free to download Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 and give it a try :D
Download page can be found on Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 release post.