Saturday, November 19, 2011

Firefox Aurora on Ubuntu 11.10

Firefox Aurora was released over a week ago on 11/11/11; same day as Skyrim. Current Aurora will eventually be released as Firefox 10.

They even have a nice new release notes page highlighting the changes in Aurora. CSS3 3D transforms, Full Screen API, and WebGL Anti Aliasing make it into Aurora. Sounds like useful improvements for web-based games.

There's a daily PPA for Aurora for Ubuntu users interested in taking a look.

~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install firefox

Those who prefer something a little less adventurous could try the Beta build PPA instead.


~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install firefox

Both PPAs go all the way back to Ubuntu 10.10.