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  • The Pirate Bay Gets a 'Massive' $9 in Donations Per Day An anonymous reader writes: When The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites started accepting Bitcoin donations a few years ago, copyright holders voiced concerns about this new 'unseizable' revenue... 2016-05-02T03:10:00+00:00
  • Robots Battle In 25th Annual FIRST Competition An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vice: Saturday marked the conclusion of the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition, which saw over 20,000 high school students from around the world descend on St... 2016-05-02T01:10:00+00:00
  • The Government Wants Your Fingerprint To Unlock Phones schwit1 quotes this report from the Daily Gazette: "As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were... 2016-05-01T23:10:00+00:00
  • Windows Desktop Market Share Drops Below 90% An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat's new article about desktop operating systems: Windows 7 is still the king, but it no longer holds the majority. Nine months after Windows 10's release... 2016-05-01T22:10:00+00:00
  • What Happened to Google Maps? Google Maps has reduced the number of cities it shows by up to 83% over the past few years, according to Justin O'Beirne. Maps, in addition, has increased the number of roads it showcases. O'Beirne... 2016-05-01T21:10:00+00:00
  • CV of Failures: Princeton Professor Publishes Resume of His Career Lows An anonymous reader shares a Guardian report: A professor at Princeton University has published a CV listing his career failures (PDF), in an attempt to "balance the record" and encourage others to... 2016-05-01T20:10:00+00:00
  • RIP Kuro5hin themusicgod1 writes: Can we please get a moment of silence? Long-time sister site to Slashdot, Kuro5hin has finally gone offline.

  • Government Could Ban BBC From Showing Top Shows at Peak Times An anonymous reader writes: The BBC is on a collision course with the government over reported efforts to bar it from showing popular shows at peak viewing times. The culture secretary, John... 2016-05-01T19:30:00+00:00
  • Apple's Smartwatch Draws Competition And A Very Bad Review Apple's share of the smartwatch market actually started declining in 2016, dropping down to just 52.4% (down from 63%), according to Business Insider. And following up on Apple's first drop in... 2016-05-01T18:30:00+00:00
  • New Chip Offers Artificial Intelligence On A USB Stick An anonymous reader writes: "Pretty much any device with a USB port will be able to use advanced neural networks," reports PC Magazine, announcing the new Fathom Neural Compute Stick from chip-maker... 2016-05-01T17:30:00+00:00
  • Engineers Plan The Most Expensive Object Ever Built HughPickens.com writes: Ed Davey has an interesting story at BBC about the proposed nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, UK which at $35 billion will be the most expensive object ever put... 2016-05-01T16:30:00+00:00
  • Ask Slashdot: How Could You Statistically Identify The Best Sci-Fi Books? jimharris writes: Over at SF Signal I wrote a piece "How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction?" There are three databases that collect lists of popular science fiction books that try to... 2016-05-01T15:30:00+00:00
  • Can Quantum Entanglement Create Faster-Than-Light Communication? Slashdot reader StartsWithABang writes: If you were to send a space probe to a distant star system, gather information about it and send it back to Earth, you'd have to wait years for the... 2016-05-01T14:30:00+00:00
  • Flexible Floating Football-Field Sized Solar Panels mdsolar writes: Offshore wind farms are growing in popularity as energy providers look for different ways of harvesting power from the sun without using valuable land resources. One unique idea... 2016-05-01T13:30:00+00:00
  • Drones Being Used By Peeping Toms, The Military, And Terrorists An anonymous reader writes: A 19-year-old woman called Massachusetts police about a drone peeking through her second-story window at 3 a.m. -- and was told no laws had been violated. Kansas is now... 2016-05-01T12:30:00+00:00
  • Bernie Sanders begins making case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates The Vermont senator held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to mark one year since launching his presidential bid — and urge superdelegates to rethink their pledges to Hillary Clinton. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:31 -0400
  • Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material. Sun, 01 May 2016 21:54:20 -0400
  • May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the California Republican convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, forcing Trump to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to deliver his speech. Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:20 -0400
  • LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight. Sun, 01 May 2016 21:14:07 -0400
  • Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University in 2017, a year later than had been widely expected, the president and his wife said in a long-awaited announcement Sunday. Sun, 01 May 2016 15:43:36 -0400
  • Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rules Legal proceedings against Bergdahl, which had been halted pending a resolution of the classified material issue, can now resume, according to a ruling on Thursday by the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals that was made public late on Saturday by Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell. Bergdahl, now 30, walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, who held him prisoner for five years and tortured him. Bergdahl returned to active duty, but after an investigation he was prosecuted by the U.S. military who said his disappearance from his post resulted in a 45-day search that put soldiers' lives at risk. Sun, 01 May 2016 15:23:37 -0400
  • CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time. Sun, 01 May 2016 15:03:12 -0400
  • Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered. Sun, 01 May 2016 05:01:34 -0400
  • Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker's rights. From Moscow to Madrid, workers chanted demands for higher wages, better conditions and more job security as many countries battle economic uncertainty and high unemployment. Police estimated some 17,000 protesters marched throughout the French capital for a rally riding a wave of anger against planned labour reforms set to come before parliament on Tuesday. Sun, 01 May 2016 15:47:02 -0400
  • Protesters quit Baghdad's Green Zone after unprecedented breach Protesters withdrew from Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday after breaking into the fortified area and storming Iraq's parliament in an unprecedented security breach the day before. The move, which lessens the pressure on politicians in Baghdad, came as rare bombings in the south killed 33 people and wounded dozens. "The protest organising committee announces the withdrawal of the demonstrators from the Green Zone," it said in a statement, citing respect for a major Shiite pilgrimage as the reason for their departure. Sun, 01 May 2016 15:28:22 -0400
  • Rare IS group bombings in southern Iraq kill 33 The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for rare attacks in Iraq's deep Shiite south on Sunday, twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa killing at least 33 people. "The hospitals have received 33 dead," a senior official in the Muthanna health department, which covers Samawa, told AFP. An officer in Muthanna Operations Command confirmed the toll. Sun, 01 May 2016 11:57:56 -0400
  • Warren Buffett isn’t worried about President Trump No president will derail the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett said at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:07:53 -0400
  • Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt." Sun, 01 May 2016 23:19:24 -0400
  • Kate's new photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace officials have released new photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday. Sun, 01 May 2016 06:52:59 -0400
  • Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:58:47 -0400
  • Sources: Death toll from bombings in southern Iraq rises to 32 Two car bombs claimed by Islamic State explode in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa. Sun, 01 May 2016 08:37:35 -0400
  • UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary edition The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing a smiling Kate in a rural outdoors setting wearing a green hat, brown jacket and white blouse. "I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture," Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:21:54 -0400
  • Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics Iran's new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in this month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics. Official results Saturday showed that reformist and moderate politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani won a big victory in second round parliamentary elections. The outcome saw them outnumber their conservative rivals -- many hardliners lost seats -- for the first time since 2004 and capped a remarkable comeback for reformists after years of isolation. Sun, 01 May 2016 04:55:43 -0400
  • 6th body found after Texas flash floods FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:57:27 -0400
  • Army: 3 Turkish soldiers killed, 14 wounded in attack by Kurdish militants The army blamed the attack on the "separatist terror group," its customary phrase for the PKK. Sun, 01 May 2016 04:13:36 -0400
  • NFL's Vikings draft German wide receiver Boehringer The Minnesota Vikings made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first European drafted directly to the NFL on Saturday, taking him in the sixth round. Boehringer got interested in the gridiron game five years ago at the age of 17 -- when he saw a video of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. "I can't describe how I feel right now, just happy to be drafted," said Boehringer, who played four years in a German league but unlike the other Europeans who have made it to the NFL has never played in North America. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:46:03 -0400
  • CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport Saturday night, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:59:16 -0400
  • IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21 The bombing also wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:43:06 -0400
  • Cries heard as rescuers search rubble of Nairobi building; at least 10 dead The cries of a mother and her baby are heard after the building collapsed overnight following heavy rain. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:50:56 -0400
  • These numbers show the GOP is increasingly worried about itself The Republican Party is increasingly worried about itself. It’s becoming more critical of its own image and believes more and more non-Republicans are, too. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:00:03 -0400
  • Firefox Nightly 24, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 678037 - JS: Lazy bytecode generation.
    • Fixed: 883154 - JS: Add runtime wide cache for compiled lazy scripts.
    • Fixed: 875276 - JS: Don't create types for scripts until they are compiled by baseline.
    • Fixed: 868431 - JS: IonMonkey: Require baseline compilation, remove bailout-to-interpreter code.
    • Fixed: 845147 - Janky scrolling on pages with many small images.
    • Fixed: 873640 - Read-ahead not actually being used on omni.ja.
    • Fixed: 868441 - Bypass Cache When Lock Held Too Long.
    • Fixed: 791670 - Preload the new tab page.
    • Fixed: 846019 - Identify and aggregate extensions' compartments in about:memory.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 52500 - HTML: Make regular CSS properties apply on <input type='file'>.
    • Fixed: 674927 - HTML: Support spellcheck=false for contentEditable.
    • Fixed: 549861 - CSS: Implement parsing of font feature properties.
    • Fixed: 856410 - DOM: Implement promises.
    • Fixed: 869996 - JS: Set.prototype.{keys, values, entries}.
    • Fixed: 815431 - JS: String.prototype.repeat.
    • Fixed: 881939 - Debugger: Enable source maps by default.
    • Fixed: 833385 - WebVTT: Implement Track element and TextTrack* DOM classes.
    • Fixed: 836599 - WebAudio: Implement OfflineAudioContext.
    • Fixed: 815643 - WebAudio: Implement ConvolverNode.

    WebAudio API rollout status

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 842657 - CSP: Enable the CSP 1.0 parser.
    • Fixed: 763879 - CSP: Implement blocking of inline stylesheets.
    • Fixed: 880735 - Reimplement the plugin doorhanger with new click-to-play behavior.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 866880 - Implement "Close Tabs to the Right" as a built-in feature.
    • Fixed: 600207 - SVG-as-image is fuzzy/pixelated when scaled or printed, when we trigger the tiling codepath.
    • Fixed: 234485 - xml:lang is not used for font selection or hyphenation.
    • Fixed: 602006 - Replace Error Console with Browser Console.
    • Fixed: 827915 - Get rid of SVG's own invalidation mechanisms and rely on DLBI instead.
    • Fixed: 823512 - Rewrite PeerConnection in JS-implemented WebIDL.
    • Fixed: 856427 - [Windows] Add vsync support.
    • Fixed: 794282 - [Linux] Enable GStreamer in official builds.

    Sources:

  • Firefox Nightly 23, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 805241 - JS: Merge the new baseline compiler.
    • Fixed: 804676 - JS: Remove dependence of Ion compilation on ScriptAnalysis::analyzeTypes.
    • Fixed: 825928 - Graphics: Layers refactoring.
    • Fixed: 865546 - Graphics: Large scaled images in SVG's cause choppy scrolling.
    • Fixed: 854803 - Graphics: Images on slow network continously use 1 full core.
    • Fixed: 600307 - Rewrite and cleanup DOMStorage code.
    • Fixed: 566746 - Form history should use asynchronous storage API.
    • Fixed: 697377 - Form Autocomplete should use asynchronous storage API.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and MemShrink blog posts.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 765780 - Enable plugins and JavaScript in designMode.

    For more, read Firefox 23 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 838692 - Don't allow navigating named targets from sandboxed iframes.
    • Fixed: 549697 - Add click-to-play plugin UI to the addon manager.
    • Fixed: 834836 - Turn on pref to block mixed active content.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 858538 - Download-attribute kills WebSocket connections.
    • Fixed: 560072 - Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor throws for many DOM objects.
    • Fixed: 485149 - Using box-shadow on a <fieldset> with <legend> does not follow box shape.
    • Fixed: 857820 - Drop only blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely remove <blink> element.
    • Fixed: 369180 - Proxy Authentication required while typing Search String.
    • Fixed: 649216 - Remove unnecessary delay when clicking tab close buttons sequentially.
    • Fixed: 636564 - [Mac] Lion-style floating scrollbars.

    Sources:

  • Firefox Nightly 22, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 840282 - Land OdinMonkey (asm.js optimizing compiler).
    • Fixed: 759585 - Change the granularity of collection from compartment to zone.
    • Fixed: 829747 - Do Async Canvas layers update.
    • Fixed: 716859 - Streaming WebGL Buffers (Double-buffering, etc).
    • Fixed: 751418 - Enable OpenGL acceleration on Skia.
    • Fixed: 753768 - Move page thumbnails I/O off the main thread.
    • Fixed: 716140 - Multithreaded image decoding.
    • Fixed: 689623 - Layout needs to provide information on which images are visible or likely to be visible.
    • Fixed: 810151 - Use readahead for ordered jar files such as omni.ja. Should be ~10% startup speedup.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 629801 - HTML: Implement <time> element.
    • Fixed: 839371 - HTML: Implement <data> element.
    • Fixed: 841948 - HTML: Enable <input type=range> on Nightly and Aurora.
    • Fixed: 345195 - HTML: Replace the anonymous <input type='text'> in <input type='file'> by a simple text.
    • Fixed: 829602 - JS: ParallelDo intrinsic and self-hosted ParallelArray.
    • Fixed: 846406 - JS: Implement arrow functions.
    • Fixed: 789897 - JS: Implement the preventExtensions and isExtensible trap for proxies.
    • Fixed: 839979 - JS: Implement Object.is.
    • Fixed: 690659 - XHR: Filename parameter in the FormData.append method.
    • Fixed: 604039 - DOM: Prototype Gamepad (Joystick) API.
    • Fixed: 650295 - DOM: Add support for speech input.
    • Fixed: 782211 - DOM: Implement notification API spec.
    • Fixed: 736324 - DOM: Allow naming blob URL.
    • Fixed: 783129 - DOM: Implement the document.register interface method.
    • Fixed: 407983 - DOM: Add clipboardData to the onpaste event.
    • Fixed: 737100 - DOM: Extend Pointer Lock for non-fullscreen elements.
    • Fixed: 805613 - Fullscreen: Handle multiple fullscreen documents concurrently.
    • Fixed: 724554 - Fullscreen: Don't exit fullscreen when focusing window on different display.
    • Fixed: 700023 - Fonts: Enable Graphite font shaping by default.
    • Fixed: 419588 - Image: Add support for multiple ICO and ICNS sizes.

    For more, read Firefox 22 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 82301 - Today History folder should be expanded by default.
    • Fixed: 767944 - Implement a manager for centralized quota and storage handling.
    • Fixed: 253564 - Plain text documents should word-wrap. (Toggle using View > Page Style or the pref “plain_text.wrap_long_lines”)
    • Fixed: 548763 - [Mac] Show download progress in dock icon.
    • Fixed: 844604 - [Windows] Increase default text size on hidpi displays.
    • Fixed: 748740 - New tab is not opening after "Ctrl/Cmd+Click" on a link if there is "event.stopPropagation()" in the "click" handler.
    • Fixed: 738952 - PDF: make "Save as..." File menu entry and Ctrl+S work.
    • Fixed: 743252 - PDF: Don't print the URL and other information when printing PDFs.
    • Fixed: 830267 - Don't store plugin preferences via pluginreg.dat: store them per-mimetype.
    • Fixed: 760140 - AAC and MP3 not supported in <audio> (but AAC supported as a <video> sound track!) when the Fluendo Complete Codec Pack is installed.

    Sources:

  • Firefox Nightly 21, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 784591 - Don't leave around decoded image data for display: none images.
    • Fixed: 836010 - When startup is determined to be slow, tell users about ways to improve their startup time.
    • Fixed: 823147 - Avoid hitting D2D slow path when drawing radial gradients from css.
    • Fixed: 821361 - JS: Optimize closures that only run once.
    • Fixed: 807853 - JS: Add parallel compilation mode.
    • Fixed: 715419 - JS: Specialize Array.prototype.sort when given the comparator is "return arg1 - arg2".
    • Fixed: 835417 - DOM: Mark DOM getters as pure when they are.
    • Fixed: 239254 - [Linux] Support disk cache on a local path.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 820508 - Add support for <main> element.
    • Fixed: 508725 - Implement scoped stylesheets.
    • Fixed: 440046 - Implement window.crypto.getRandomValues (secure PRNG).
    • Fixed: 828261 - Implement window.location.origin.
    • Fixed: 792263 - Implement decodeAudioData.
    • Fixed: 796463 - Enable WebRTC's PeerConnection by default.

    For more, read Firefox 21 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 838557 - Create and use a common interface for ASan/Valgrind memory handling functions.
    • Fixed: 821892 - Click-to-play: "Page Info" -> Permissions needs to be aware of plugin permission differentiation.
    • Fixed: 774315 - Click-to-play: Add "Hide this plugin" to context menu, to work around broken sites.
    • Fixed: 822371 - Mixed content: Improved UI for users who have set security.mixed_content.block_active_content.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 833511 - Add rotation gesture support to image documents.
    • Fixed: 765398 - Implement three-state UI for DNT (do not track me, okay to track me, decline to state).
    • Fixed: 815640 - Make permission manager aware of "file://" (without dirty hacks).
    • Fixed: 726275 - Shift-click on back/forward button doesn't load page.
    • Fixed: 712763 - Session restore loads saved windows in reverse order.
    • Fixed: 608735 - DOM: XMLHttpRequest's getAllResponseHeaders() returns null if the request is the result of CORS.
    • Fixed: 838269 - DOM: Support cross-global |... instanceof DOMInterface|.
    • Fixed: 777385 - DOM: Support Paris bindings objects that are either nsISupports or non-cycle-collected as weak map keys.
    • Fixed: 818023 - JS: function.caller does not always work.
    • Fixed: 786135 - JS: Make parseInt("042") === 42.
    • Fixed: 827784 - [Windows] Provide an option to disable favicons on webpage shortcuts.
    • Fixed: 837859 - [Windows] Enable Windows Media Foundation support for H.264 AAC, and MP3 playback on Windows 7 and later.
    • Fixed: 813488 - [Windows] Enable metro browser build.

    All 4385 changes between FIREFOX_AURORA_20_BASE and FIREFOX_AURORA_21_BASE

  • Firefox Nightly 20, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 816642 - Avoid fragmenting cache files.
    • Fixed: 807021 - Move LocalStorage writes off the main thread.
    • Fixed: 789932 - nsExternalAppHandler downloads files on the main thread.
    • Fixed: 813559 - JS: enable off-thread ion compilation by default.
    • Fixed: 747289 - JS: CSE on DOM getters when possible.
    • Fixed: 808245 - JS regexp: Use YARR's new MatchOnly JIT mode.
    • Fixed: 717853 - Testing: Integrate DMD into the browser.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 548206 - HTML: Implement the auto value for the HTML dir attribute.
    • Fixed: 676619 - HTML: Implement proposed download attribute.
    • Fixed: 769385 - HTML: Support <input type="date">.
    • Fixed: 808148 - JS: Math.imul().
    • Fixed: 817368 - JS: Map.prototype.{keys,values,entries}.
    • Fixed: 814562 - JS: WeakMap.clear().
    • Fixed: 795542 - JS Workers: StringEncoding API (TextDecoder and TextEncoder interfaces).
    • Fixed: 617532 - DOM: UndoManager.
    • Fixed: 564815 - DOM: Implement window.devicePixelRatio.
    • Fixed: 654352 - DOM: Implement document.caretPositionFromPoint().
    • Fixed: 819741 - DOM: Support ArrayBufferView instances as parameters to XMLHttpRequest.send().
    • Fixed: 811701 - DOM: Move innerHTML/outerHTML/insertAdjacentHTML from HTMLElement to Element.
    • Fixed: 779917 - Implement CSS.supports().
    • Fixed: 783409 - CSS flexbox. (No longer behind a pref.)
    • Fixed: 793617 - CSS mask-type.
    • Fixed: 818400, 648722 - CSS :scope (for the upcoming scoped stylesheets feature).
    • Fixed: 329212 - Display the <svg:title> as a tooltip.
    • Fixed: 803124 - Canvas: isPointInStroke().
    • Fixed: 748433 - Canvas: Extend compositing with blend modes.
    • Fixed: 495040 - Video: Implement playbackRate and related bits.
    • Fixed: 799315 - Video: Windows Media Foundation backend for media playback.
    • Fixed: 825594 - WebRTC: Enable mozGetUserMedia.

    For more, read Firefox 20 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 818732 - Switch Nightly to per-window private browsing.
    • Fixed: 456884 - Provide a way to open a link into private browsing mode.
    • Fixed: 810082 - Click-to-play: improve handling of invisible or hidden plugins (e.g. on music sites like Pandora).
    • Fixed: 746374 - Click-to-play: differentiate by plugin type.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 675902 - New Downloads view for Places Library.
    • Fixed: 433168 - Context menu is not shown for form buttons and select elements.
    • Fixed: 614304 - ESC key stops animations and aborts XMLHttpRequest and WebSocket. (Jonas explains why) (Install SuperStop to make Shift+Esc do something similar.)
    • Fixed: 786120 - There should be default action settings for each direction which can override current settings.
    • Fixed: 263433 - Links in UI ('text-link' XUL widget) should open tabs rather than windows.
    • Fixed: 814952 - SVG ellipse with stroke but no fill is not displayed.
    • Fixed: 455165 - Firefox fails on chained ogg stream.
    • Fixed: 731974 - requestAnimationFrame generates too short/long frames, especially at the beginning of animation.
    • Fixed: 814101 - [Windows] Azure does not honor Windows cleartype setting.
    • Fixed: 805591 - [Windows] Add UI to be shown when plugin is unresponsive.
    • Fixed: 765215 - [Windows] Hangs on resuming from sleep.

    All 4260 changes between FIREFOX_AURORA_19_BASE and FIREFOX_AURORA_20_BASE

  • Firefox Nightly 19, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 715402 - Wait until chrome is painted before executing code not critical to making the initial window visible.
    • Fixed: 756313 - Don't load homepage URI before first paint.
    • Fixed: 750417 - Closing a tab reflows the entire tab bar during the animation, making the animation crappy.
    • Fixed: 811176 - Clean up JIT code more aggressively.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    For more, read Firefox 19 for developers.

    Security improvements:

    • Fixed: 799009 - Remove support for obsolete SSL-related warning prompts.
    • Fixed: 788653 - Make enablePrivilege pref name more dire.
    • Fixed: 801576 - Align Gecko and the spec on cross-origin access to window.history.
    • Fixed: 803181 - Change update background download interval from 10 minutes to 1 minute and update check interval from 24 hours to 12 hours.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 661881 - Implement about:telemetry.
    • Fixed: 486918 - [Windows, Linux] Improve image downscaling.

    All 3995 changes between FIREFOX_AURORA_18_BASE and FIREFOX_AURORA_19_BASE