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Waterfox 36.0.4 Release

Waterfox 36.0.4 which fixes some very important security issues.

Fixes in 36.0.4 (Waterfox)

  • Fixed installer issues that didn’t let Vista users install Waterfox

Fixes in 36.0.4 (Firefox)

  • Security fixes for issues disclosed at HP Zero Day Initiative’s Pwn2Own contest

Fixes in 36.0.1 (Waterfox)

  • Added experimental support for Vista 64-Bit
  • Added support for Geolocation API
  • Fixed a crash in the Mozilla code base that would cause TheGuardian.com to crash

Fixes in 36.0.1 (Firefox)

  • Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type
  • Fixed a startup crash with EMET
  • Hello may become inactive until restart
  • Print preferences may not be preserved
  • Hello contact tabs may not be visible
  • Accept hostnames that include an underscore character ("_")
  • WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d
  • Option -remote has been restored
  • Fix a top crash

What’s new in 36.0 (Waterfox)

  • Support for HTML5 Gamepad standard
  • Much improved memory allocation and leak plugs
  • Now using Windows 8.1 SDK, added support for DirectX11 rendering if supporting hardware is present
  • Updated International Components for Unicode from 54.1 to 55 Milestone 1

What’s new in 36.0 (Firefox)

  • Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
  • -remote option removed
  • No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
  • Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
  • Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
  • Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added
  • unicode-range CSS descriptor implemented
  • object-fit and object-position implemented. Defines how and where the content of a replaced element is displayed
  • isolation CSS property implemented. Create a new stacking context to isolate groups of boxes to control which blend together
  • CSS3 will-change property implemented. Hints the browser of elements that will be modified. The browser will perform some performance optimization for these
  • Changed JavaScript ’const’ semantics to conform better to the ES6 specification. The const declaration is now block-scoped and requires an initializer. It also can not be redeclared anymore
  • Improved ES6 generators for better performance
  • Eval sources now appear in the Debugger Debug JavaScript code that is evaluated dynamically, either as a string passed to eval() or as a string passed to the Function constructor
  • DOM Promises inspection
  • Inspector: More paste options in markup view
  • CSS gradients work on premultiplied colors
  • Fix some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restart
  • Various security fixes

Known Issue

Any users on Waterfox 35.0 and 35.0.1 will not be receiving the automatic update as it needs to be signed digitally and there are some issues signing current update files. This should be resolved in the coming week. You can update manually if you want to upgrade to 36.0.

How do I get this update?

  • It should be available immediately and can be applied by clicking the Menu Icon > ? > About Waterfox or
  • Download from the front page



 

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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

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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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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12887200 
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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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12891020 
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...
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/27/11 at 2:48pm
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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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