Opera Software will deliver betas of its new "Barracuda" browser and Dragonfly tools at the South by Southwest conference. Microsoft will launch IE9 and Mozilla will show Firefox 4 RC.
will be strutting its stuff at
the South by Southwest
delivering beta versions of its latest browser and tools for developers.
At SXSW in
Austin, Texas, Opera will deliver Opera 11.10 beta, code-named
"Barracuda," as well as the beta of Opera Dragonfly, the company's
set of Web authoring and debugging tools.
officials said Barracuda improves CSS3 support by adding multicolumn layout and
gradients. The new release also features support for WebP, Google's new image
protocol, and the WOFF (Web Open Font Format).
Dragonfly beta adds a new breakpoints panel that enables developers to slice
new ways to inspect network loads, resource handling and cookies to give
developers greater insight into how their site loads and performs. The Opera
Dragonfly beta will debut on March 14.
Microsoft also will be using SXSW as the platform for launching Internet
Explorer 9. In a March
9 blog post, Ryan Gavin
, senior director of Internet Explorer business and
marketing, said, "In Austin, we will be joined by some of the most exciting
Websites and Web heroes out there, including Ze Frank. We also have a heck of a
party planned celebrating the amazing developers and designers who are creating
a more beautiful Web..."
provider of the Firefox browser, also will be at SXSW. Mozilla will show off
candidate of Firefox 4
. On March 9 Mozilla announced that Firefox 4 for
Windows, Mac and Linux had exited the beta cycle and become available as a
release candidate in more than 70 languages. Moreover, Mozilla said the
millions of users testing Firefox 4 will be automatically updated to the
release candidate version and will join our Mozilla quality-assurance team in
validating the new features, enhanced performance and stability and HTML5
capabilities in Firefox 4.
And, not to be
outdone on the party front, Mozilla is throwing a party, too. Mozilla is
co-sponsoring the Austin