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As a note of frustration, how is it that web browsers can constantly seem to have security leaks in their Javascript interpreters? It shouldn't be that frikkin' hard to harden and sandbox foreign code run on demand.
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As a note of frustration, how is it that web browsers can constantly seem to have security leaks in their Javascript interpreters? It shouldn't be that frikkin' hard to harden and sandbox foreign code run on demand.

On the same note why is almost every JAVA version disabled due to being a security risk...
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JAVA is still a significant security risk because Oracle has not been able to patch all of the issues with the base JAVA code and keep it compatible for the JAVA applications that exist.

The last detailed report I read anticipated that JAVA 8 should have the known issues corrected.

Until then, enable JAVA at your risk.

Chas
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JAVA is still a significant security risk because Oracle has not been able to patch all of the issues with the base JAVA code and keep it compatible for the JAVA applications that exist.

The last detailed report I read anticipated that JAVA 8 should have the known issues corrected.

Until then, enable JAVA at your risk.

Chas

They're a company who net profited (as in money after all expenses payed) $10,920,000,000 for 2013 yet they can't fix a security risk?

Why not just release Java 8 already and stop offering risk-infested updates?
Wouldn't any smart company that uses Java update their code to work with the new Java 8?
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There seems to be a problem with printing for waterfox 24.0. When I select print from the file menu the dialog box shown in image 1 pops up when i press yes image 2 pops up.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling waterfox but print only works on the initial install but if you close waterfox and then open waterfox then the print stops working.


Image 1
Image 2



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^ Can you print from other programs ???

that doesn't seem waterfox related .... printing works 100% through WF on my side thumb.gif
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Would it be possible to update the Waterfox installer to allow installation on XP x64 and Server 2003 x64? I've confirmed that the newest version works just fine on these OSes, but I need to copy the install from another system, which can be annoying.

I still use these OSes in numerous VMs as they support the overwhelming majority of Win32/64 software with a much smaller footprint than Windows 7, 8.x, or their Server variants.
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^ Can you print from other programs ???

that doesn't seem waterfox related .... printing works 100% through WF on my side thumb.gif


Yes, I can print from other program. I also have firefox 24.0 installed and I don't get that printing error.
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Yes, I can print from other program. I also have firefox 24.0 installed and I don't get that printing error.

Not sure then ... working here >
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Is there a reason one would prefer this release over Nightly x64? http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/
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