Minefield is Firefox

There’s been a flood of posts on the web about the discovery of Minefield, an enhanced new web browser by Mozilla, that just leaves Chrome and the others biting the dust due to its serious performance superiority.

As most Mozilla Links readers may know, Minefield is the main code repository for Firefox (the trunk) where patches and new features that are meant to be included in the next Firefox release first land.

When a milestone is approaching (alpha, beta or final), the trunk is frozen so nothing but stuff related to the goals set for the next milestone will go in. The frozen code is used to make a build, the build is QA’d, mirrored and released as an alpha or beta (code name Shiretoko for Firefox 3.1, Gran Paradiso for Firefox 3, all names of national parks).
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