EARLY ADOPTERS can add another badge to their jumper today, as Mozilla has issued the FTP release of Firefox 19.
Mozilla did not announce the release but a beta version released last month should provide clues about what to expect.
Updates and fixes mentioned in January included startup performance improvements, a debugger that now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties, and a brand new built-in PDF viewer.
The PDF viewer was described in a blog post as a sandboxed way of viewing plug-in content.
"Not only do most PDF's load and render quickly, they run securely and have an interface that feels at home in the browser."
The pair explained that the viewer runs on PCs, tablets and mobile phones, and "even [in] different browsers".
Mozilla has already said that it will release the updated Firefox 19 web browser in February, and we are running out of February already. It has also promised a swift release cycle for its software.
The Mozilla calendar of updates promised the release on 19 February, which is today. Also expected out today are a Firefox 20 beta, a Firefox 21 aura and a Firefox 22 central. µ
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