Microsoft's 'Flash-killer' now supports Firefox on the Mac

Summary:The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) test builds of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E) product went live this week. As of this build, Microsoft is supporting, for the first time, the Firefox on the Mac.

The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) test builds of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E) product went live this week. As of this build, Microsoft is supporting, for the first time, the Firefox on the Mac.

WPF/E is, in Microsoft's words, "a browser enhancement module that enables browsers to render rich content in addition to HTML." Microsoft officials have said that WPF/E will support IE 6.0, 7.0, Firefox 1.5.0.8+ and 2.0+, and Apple's Safari, among other browsers.

The February Mac download of WPF/E, available as of February 1, supports both Safari and Firefox. The new WPF/E test builds also include better JavaScript application programming interface (API) support, performance tweaks, full-screen mode and other additions, as noted by my ZDNet blogging colleague, Ryan Stewart.

No word yet on when Beta 1 of WPF/E will hit. Maybe at Mix '07 in late April

Topics: Microsoft

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