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MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#201 Post by uncle mark » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:48 pm

Stevo wrote:But people would complain if they didn't get security fixes as fast as possible.
Not me. I have to believe that only in the rarest of occasions would a Firefox security fix actually apply to a Linux environment. Then again, I don't claim to know nuthin'.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#202 Post by lucky9 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:36 pm

Linux does have decent security. But something that runs in Firefox could mess with Firefox.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#203 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:27 pm

Firefox-39.0 (for developers) is now available for download.
What’s New:
Share Hello URLs with social networks
Project Silk: Smoother animation and scrolling (Mac OS X)
Support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)
SafeBrowsing malware detection lookups enabled for downloads (Mac OS X and Linux)
Support for new Unicode 8.0 skin tone emoji

What's Changed:
Removed support for insecure SSLv3 for network communications
Disable use of RC4 except for temporarily whitelisted hosts
The malware detection service for downloads now covers common Mac file types (Bug 1138721)
Performance of displaying dashed lines is improved (Mac OS X) (Bug 1123019)

HTML5:
List-style-type now accepts a string value
Enable the Fetch API for network requests from dedicated, shared and service workers
Cascading of CSS transitions and animations now matches the current spec
Implement <link rel="preconnect">allowing anticipation of a future connection without revealing any information
Added support for CSS Scroll Snap Points

Developers:
Drag and drop enabled for nodes in Inspector markup view
Webconsole input history persists even after closing the toolbox
Cubic bezier tooltip now shows a gallery of timing-function presets for use with CSS animations
localhost is now available offline for WebSocket connections

Fixed:
Improve performance for IPv6 fallback to IPv4
Fix incomplete downloads being marked as complete by detecting broken HTTP1.1 transfers
The Security state indicator on a page now correctly ignores loads caused by previous pages
Fixed an issue where a Hello conversation window would sometimes fail to open
A regression that could lead to Flash not displaying has been fixed
Update to NSS 3.19.2
Various security fixes
For more info, check out the mozilla site.

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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#204 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:52 pm

The updated firefox-39.0.3 is now available for download.
What's New:
Share Hello URLs with social networks
Project Silk: Smoother animation and scrolling (Mac OS X)
Support for new Unicode 8.0 skin tone emoji
SafeBrowsing malware detection lookups enabled for downloads (Mac OS X and Linux)
Support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)

What's Changed:
Removed support for insecure SSLv3 for network communications
Performance of displaying dashed lines is improved (Mac OS X)
Malware detection service for downloads now covers common Mac file types

What's Fixed:
Fix incomplete downloads being marked as complete by detecting broken HTTP1.1 transfers
Fixed an issue where a Hello conversation window would sometimes fail to open
A regression that could lead to Flash not displaying has been fixed
Improve performance of IPv6 fallback to IPv4
Security state indicator on a page now correctly ignores loads caused by previous pages

Security Fixes:
HIGH Same origin violation and local file stealing via PDF reader
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#205 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:55 pm

firefox-40.0 is now in the repo.
What's new:
Support for Windows 10
Added protection against unwanted software downloads
User can receive suggested tiles in the new tab page based on categories Firefox matches to browsing history (en-US only).
Hello allows adding a link to conversations to provide context on what the conversation will be about
New style for add-on manager based on the in-content preferences style
Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only)
Graphic blocklist mechanism improved: Firefox version ranges can be specified, limiting the number of devices blocked

What's Changed:
Add-on extensions that are not signed by Mozilla will display a warning
NPAPI Plug-in performance improved via asynchronous initialization
Smoother animation and scrolling with hardware vsync (Windows only)
JPEG images use less memory when scaled and can be painted faster
Sub-resources can no longer request HTTP authentication, thus protecting users from inadvertently disclosing login data
IndexedDB transactions are now non-durable by default
Implemented AudioBufferSourceNode.detune to modulate playback rate in cents, a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals

What's fixed:
Kannada text does not display properly in built-in pdf viewer
Various security fixes
For more, check out the mozilla site.

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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#206 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:03 pm

firefox-40.0.2 is now in the CR and ready for download. It would be nice to hear from those that had trouble with version 40.0 if this version fixes your probleme.
New
Enabled API allowing Windows 10 users to open settings dialog (1193196)

Fixed
mozalloc.lib was missing from the xulrunner package (1168291)
Fix a startup crash with some combination of hardware and drivers (1160295)
for more, check out mozilla

Aw c'mon UM, give it a try, you can always go back to esr :p
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#207 Post by uncle mark » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:34 pm

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:Aw c'mon UM, give it a try, you can always go back to esr :p
Nope. Not me. Nosiree. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, same on me.

I figure the v38 ESR should last me five years or until I upgrade my OS, whichever comes first.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#208 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:57 pm

Nope. Not me. Nosiree. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, same on me.
They'll have to pry that 38 esr from my cold dead finners, eh?
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#209 Post by Utopia » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:58 am

Nope. Not me. Nosiree. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, same on me.
You're doing the right thing. They haven't even tried to fix firefox, the youtube crashes remains for those afflicted.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#210 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:10 am

firefox-40.0.3 is now available for download.

For additional information, please check out the mozilla release notes site.

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