The Australis Theme Will Be Released With Mozilla Firefox 28, In the 4th Of March 2014

Hello Linux Geeksters. The Mozilla developers are creating a new interface for Firefox, called Australis. It has a modern and simplistic look, with some design modications, including a new rounded tab bar. The Australis inteface has been already integrated in Thunderbird.

The Australis Theme will be available starting with Mozilla Firefox 28, which will be released on the 4th of March, 2014. It order to allow the users to the new project, the developers have created the Get Australis site.

Release dates:

  • 13 December 2013 – Aurora version
  • 21 January 2014 – Beta version
  • 4 March 2014 – Stable version

The release dates may change if the developers encounter too many bugs and issues with their new project. Also, the future versions of Firefox will come with the Shumway plugin installed by default, in order to replace the proprietary Flash player.

In this article I will show you how to install and test the Australis Theme, which is already included in the nightly builds of Firefox, on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Pear OS and Elementary OS. However, keep in mind that the nightly builds are highly unstable and are created only for testing purposes.

How to install Firefox Australis on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems:

$ wget -c http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ cd firefox
$ sudo chmod +x firefox

How to install Firefox Australis on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems:

$ wget -c http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ cd firefox
$ sudo chmod +x firefox

To launch firefox, just type:

$ ./firefox

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One comment on “The Australis Theme Will Be Released With Mozilla Firefox 28, In the 4th Of March 2014
  1. Marshall Neill says:

    Just installed FF 28.0a1 (2013-11-03) and still no Australis. Guess it might show up later.

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