- The bookmarks portion of Places has been enabled. Webware's Robert Vamosi notes that Places is a big deal:
What's truly exciting about this alpha release is a feature called Places. As first seen in Firefox 2 Alpha 1, then temporarily tabled, Places returns in Firefox 3 Alpha 5--kind of. The functionality exists in this release for a new side panel that allows you to control your bookmarks, RSS subscriptions, and browser history in one convenient space. Places uses the open-source SQLite database giving it greater extensibility and the ability to backup and restore bookmarks, however, this also means it's incompatible with earlier Firefox bookmarks.
While all that's nice--I'd like to keep my bookmarks thank you. I'm sure this issue will be worked out.
- Gran Paradiso now includes a new crash reporting system called Breakpad. The crash reports indicate that we're dealing with an alpha product. Worth a search or two for giggles.
- New password manager.
- Support for native controls and Growl notification for Mac OS X.
- Bug fixes for Gecko 1.9.
What's missing in the latest take of Firefox is much mention of the social features that were surfaced in April.