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Waterfox 31.0: 28 July [Firefox 64-Bit]

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Waterfox 31.0 is now available for download, along with updated language packs and portable version.

New features in Waterfox 31.0:

  • Added support for Unicode 7.0
  • Experimental support for WebCL

New features in Firefox 31.0:

New

  • Add the search field to the new tab page
  • Support of Prefer:Safe http header for parental control
  • mozilla::pkix as default certificate verifier
  • Block malware from downloaded files
  • Block malware from downloaded files
  • audio/video .ogg and .pdf files handled by Firefox if no application specified

Changed

  • Removal of the CAPS infrastructure for specifying site-specific permissions (via capability.policy.* preferences). Most notably, attempts to use this functionality to grant access to the clipboard will no longer work. The sole exception is the checkloaduri permission, which may still be used as before to allow sites to load file:// URIs.

HTML5

  • WebVTT implemented and enabled
  • CSS3 variables implemented

Devloper

  • Developer Tools: Add-on Debugger
  • Developer Tools: Canvas Debugger
  • New Array built-in: Array.prototype.fill()
  • New Object built-in: Object.setPrototypeOf()
  • CSP 1.1 nonce-source and hash-source enabled by default
  • Developer Tools: Eyedropper tool added to the color picker
  • Developer Tools: Editable Box Model
  • Developer Tools: Code Editor improvements
  • Developer Tools: Console stack traces
  • Developer Tools: Copy as cURL
  • Developer Tools: Styled console logs
  • navigator.sendBeacon enabled by default
  • Dialogs spawned from the onbeforeunload event no longer block access to the rest of the browser

Fixed

  • Search for partially selected link text from context menu
  • Various security fixes

Known Issues

  • Slow shut downs lead to 'Firefox is already running' warning
  • PDF.js: With some fonts, some characters might not be displayed. Affects a very small number of PDFs



 

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Frequently Asked Questions
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A shout out to

 

  1. msuguy71
  2. Quantum Reality
  3. Andre Chappel
  4. Nick2253
  5. Jack Pieron
  6. Dean Surkin
  7. MaimiWeiss
  8. Richard Haire
  9. DE MARCO, LLC
  10. Garrett Anderson
  11. Mark Greenway
  12. Brenda Fernández
  13. Matthew Trump
  14. Kevin Blas

Edited by MrAlex - 7/29/14 at 2:17am
    
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WOW a 64bit? I still don't know if i should try it. Cuz it's a modified browser. Kinda sketchy but i await results from others til i try, i applaud you for adding 64bit!
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WOW a 64bit? I still don't know if i should try it. Cuz it's a modified browser. Kinda sketchy but i await results from others til i try, i applaud you for adding 64bit!

Thanks. I hardly did much, just recompiled the program tongue.gif
    
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Wonder if it's also SSE2 optimized - if so I'll give it a go smile.gif
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Wonder if it's also SSE2 optimized - if so I'll give it a go smile.gif

In the next build I'll be enabling the following optimisations:
  • MMX
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
There is also the option to add SSE4.1 but lots of users still use AMD processors and old Core 2 Duo CPUs, such as me biggrin.gif
    
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Wow, that is awesome biggrin.gif I think I'll be switching to waterfox pending 64-bit plugin support for 1 or 2 things such as Silverlight that I will probably find easily!
What's awesome is firefox 4 is already fast enough but I can imagine this would be a lot faster
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Wow, that is awesome biggrin.gif I think I'll be switching to waterfox pending 64-bit plugin support for 1 or 2 things such as Silverlight that I will probably find easily!
What's awesome is firefox 4 is already fast enough but I can imagine this would be a lot faster

Voila. The new build is now available, and it's been done properly this time biggrin.gif everything is named correctly too thumb.gif

Also, Silverlight 5 will bring 64-Bit support. Current release date is 1H 2011 tongue.gif
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Awesome! wheee.gif will be downloading and importing my firefox profile soon!
And meh, I don't visit many sites (if at all) that use Silverlight yet anyway

EDIT: I get an MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer error on startup. Trying to fix this error myself now by d/l-ing the DLL and placing it in the program folder...
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Awesome! wheee.gif will be downloading and importing my firefox profile soon!
And meh, I don't visit many sites (if at all) that use Silverlight yet anyway

EDIT: I get an MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer error on startup. Trying to fix this error myself now by d/l-ing the DLL and placing it in the program folder...

Sorry my mistake. Updated the thread with the missing file required.
    
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Nearly forgot to launch the install - this is certainly much much faster! Even adapted to my Firefox profile upon first startup which is great, so I can revert to regular firefox in case of issues. I'm definitely liking it so far wheee.gif

I'm going to put a link to Waterfox in my "Optimizing Firefox" article (see sig)
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