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What’s new in Waterfox 53.0?

  • Updated to Firefox 53.0
  • The Git repo now includes the mozilla-release commit history to allow easier merging
  • Delay in macOS release as I’ve lost all of my private keys for my previous Apple Developer ID certs and am awaiting the 5 cert limit to be lifted. I’ve heard this can take a while so will try to push as I can’t make any new Mac 💻 releases without one.
  • NPAPI Plugins and unsigned extensions should still run

Future Developments

  • Trials are being dont with ffmpeg. I’m planning to add support for every audio/video format that isn’t supported natively on the platform Waterfox is run on and allowing support for more codecs such as HEVC etc on top. The UK doesn’t suffer the same patent issues as the US in releasing software that uses H.26X
  • I’m going through all the 3rd party libraries used by the Mozilla platform to make sure they are updated often instead of waiting for them to eventually get merged into mozilla-release

What features does Waterfox currently have?

  • Compiled with Clang-cl on Windows, Clang+LLVM on Linux
  • Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
  • Disabled Web Runtime (deprecated as of 2015)
  • Removed Pocket
  • Removed Telemetry
  • Removed data collection
  • Removed startup profiling
  • Allow running of all 64-Bit NPAPI plugins
  • Allow running of unsigned extensions
  • Removal of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
  • Addition of Duplicate Tab option (toggle with browser.tabs.duplicateTab, thanks to PandaCodex)
  • Locale selector in about:preferences > General (further improved by PandaCodex)

N.B.

  • When using a profile shared by Firefox, sponsored tile and snippet URLs may overwrite default Waterfox settings, enabling them again
  • Automatic updates will be delayed by 24 hours to make sure there aren’t any pressing issues before seeding to everyone.



 

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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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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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