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  • Panel Says U.S. Not Ready For Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill sciencehabit (1205606) writes "As eagerness to explore the Arctic's oil and gas resources grows, the threat of a major Arctic oil spill looms ever larger—and the United States has a lot of... 2014-04-24T23:27:00Z
  • Ask Slashdot: Books for a Comp Sci Graduate Student? peetm (781139) writes "Having visited with me and my wife recently, the girlfriend of an ex-student of mine (now taking an M.Sc. in pure CS) asked me to suggest useful books for her boyfriend: '... He... 2014-04-24T22:29:00Z
  • Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity? An anonymous reader writes "The discovery of Kepler-186f last week has dusted off an interesting theory regarding the fate of humanity and the link between that fate and the possibility of life on... 2014-04-24T21:48:00Z
  • New White House Petition For Net Neutrality Bob9113 (14996) writes "On the heels of yesterday's FCC bombshell, there is a new petition on the White House petition site titled, 'Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of... 2014-04-24T21:09:00Z
  • Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra JG0LD (2616363) writes "Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google Plus and one of Google's most prominent executives, announced today that he will leave the company 'effective immediately.' Gundotra made... 2014-04-24T20:30:00Z
  • Verizon and New Jersey Agree 4G Service Equivalent to Broadband Internet An anonymous reader writes with news that Verizon and New Jersey regulators have reached a deal releasing Verizon from their obligation to have brought 45Mbps broadband to all NJ residents by 2010... 2014-04-24T19:48:00Z
  • Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing Lucas123 (935744) writes "Putting a 3D printer beside the coffee maker in every home, as some manufacturers hope will happen someday, is a long ways from reality as consumers today still don't... 2014-04-24T19:07:00Z
  • New Shape Born From Rubber Bands sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Physicists playing with rubber bands have discovered a new shape. In an attempt to create a spring that replicates the light-bending properties of cuttlefish ink sacs, a... 2014-04-24T18:30:00Z
  • Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are... 2014-04-24T17:46:00Z
  • Brazil Approves Internet Bill of Rights First time accepted submitter Dr.Potato (247646) writes "After more than three years being discussed, Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights was approved on April 22nd (and in Portuguese). It was rushed... 2014-04-24T17:06:00Z
  • DC Revolving Door: Ex-FCC Commissioner Is Now Head CTIA Lobbyist jfruh (300774) writes "Up until three years ago, Meredith Attwell Baker was an Obama-appointed FCC commissioner. Now she's the newly minted CEO of the CTIA, the nation's largest lobbying group for the... 2014-04-24T16:25:00Z
  • Lumina: PC-BSD's Own Desktop Environment jones_supa (887896) writes "The PC-BSD project is developing a new open source (BSD license) desktop environment from scratch. The name of the project is Lumina and it will be based around the Qt... 2014-04-24T15:44:00Z
  • DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses coop0030 (263345) writes "Noe & Pedro Ruiz at Adafruit have created a pair of open source near-eye video glasses combined with a Raspberry Pi. Their 3D Printed design turns a pair of 'private... 2014-04-24T14:53:00Z
  • Anonymous' Airchat Aim: Communication Without Need For Phone Or Internet concertina226 (2447056) writes "Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced that it is working on a new tool called Airchat which could allow people to communicate without the need for a... 2014-04-24T14:11:00Z
  • Previously Unknown Warhol Works Recovered From '80s Amiga Disks First time accepted submitter mooterSkooter (1132489) writes "Magnetic Imaging tools were used to recover a dozen images produced by Andy Warhol on his Amiga computer. I would've just stuck the... 2014-04-24T13:29:00Z
  • Microsoft, Google, Others Join To Fund Open Source Infrastructure Upgrades wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Technology giants including Microsoft, Google, Intel, and Cisco are banding together to support and fund open source projects that make up critical elements of global... 2014-04-24T12:48:00Z
  • iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Christina Bonnington reports that the public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to. Analysts had projected iPad sales would reach 19.7 million but Apple... 2014-04-24T12:05:00Z
  • Australian Law Enforcement Pushes Against Encryption, Advocates Data Retention angry tapir (1463043) writes "Australia is in the middle of a parliamentary inquiry examining telecommunications interception laws. Law enforcement organisations are using this to resurrect the idea... 2014-04-24T09:29:00Z
  • NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It" mknewman (557587) writes "For years, critics have been taking shots at NASA's plans to corral a near-Earth asteroid before moving on to Mars — and now NASA's chief has a message for those... 2014-04-24T07:05:00Z
  • "Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up... 2014-04-24T04:36:00Z
  • Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module netbuzz (955038) writes "A band called netcat is generating buzz in software circles by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.) 'Are you ever listening... 2014-04-24T02:08:00Z
  • WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users redletterdave (2493036) writes "In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to... 2014-04-24T00:52:00Z
  • NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires An anonymous reader writes "A NYPD community outreach campaign designed to show images of citizens with cops turned ugly quickly when a deluge of images depicting police brutality came in. From the... 2014-04-24T00:03:00Z
  • F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane Dega704 (1454673) writes in with news of the latest FCC plan which seems to put another dagger in the heart of net neutrality. "The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that... 2014-04-23T23:17:00Z
  • Mobile Game Attempts To Diagnose Alzheimer's the_newsbeagle writes "Currently, the best way to check if a person has a high likelihood of developing Alzheimer's is to perform a PET scan to measure the amount of amyloid plaque in his or her... 2014-04-23T22:50:00Z
  • Kerry bluntly warns Russia of new sanctions He says the U.S. will have no choice if Russia fails to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:46:56 -0400
  • Nevada rancher stands by racially charged comments Cliven Bundy's musings about slavery have made him a liability for conservative lawmakers. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:23:08 -0400
  • New Jersey fire burns 300 acres; some let back into homes A large brush fire had burned more than 300 acres in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:06 -0400
  • Ex-Marine convicted of three murders, sentenced to death Jorge Torrez was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:15:55 -0400
  • Ukraine military operation kills 5 Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:07:39 -0400
  • VIDEO: 'Crabster' underwater robot assists in sunken ferry search VIDEO: 'Crabster' underwater robot assists in sunken ferry search Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy New generation of Republicans and Democrats reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:45:47 -0400
  • U.S. unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet Despite Israel breaking off talks with Palestinian leaders aiming to create a coalition government, Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. plans to continue pursuing peace negotiations. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:29:33 -0400
  • Two in custody at San Diego naval base after alert Two people were taken into custody at a San Diego-area naval base on Thursday after a report of a person with a gun prompted a shelter-in-place warning at the facility, but there were no reports of shots fired or injuries, officials said. Naval Base Point Loma, one of three main U.S. Navy bases in San Diego, went on lockdown and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and naval security forces responded to the incident, said Navy spokesman Lieutenant Benjamin Addison. A post on the Facebook page for Naval Base San Diego, a separate facility, had warned "all hands" to stay away from Naval Base Point Loma due to a "law enforcement incident." A number of U.S. submarines dock at Naval Base Point Loma, which also has training schools. A representative for the San Diego Police Department could not immediately be reached for comment. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:18:05 -0400
  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials Angry relatives of those still missing from the ferry sinking surround officials, demanding answers. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:45:39 -0400
  • Meet the Banking Caucus, Wall St.'s secret weapon in Washington Industry campaign cash flows to pro-bank activists in Congress, yielding big returns. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0400
  • Obama breaks promise to commemorate Armenian 'genocide' The president in 2008 assured that the word "genocide" would be applied to mass killings of Armenians. Why did he break it (again) this year? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:51:28 -0400
  • Tornadoes, yes, but earthquakes? Series of tremors has Oklahomans wondering if the "Big One" is about to hit. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:12:56 -0400
  • U.S. journalist released in east Ukraine Simon Ostrovsky, an American reporter for VICE News, has been released and is in good condition after being held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:14:29 -0400
  • Chicago doctor ID'd as Kabul shooting victim Jerry Umanos was one of three U.S. physicians killed at Afghanistan's Cure International Hospital. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:25:39 -0400
  • Israel stops peace talks after Palestine-Hamas deal Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - The Palestinians are considering "all options" in response to Israel's decision to halt peace talks and punish the Palestinian Authority over its unity deal with Hamas, an official said Thursday. “The Palestinian leadership will look into all options to respond to Israeli government decisions against the PA,” senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat told AFP. “The priority now for the Palestinians is reconciliation and national unity,” he added. On Wednesday, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) -- internationally recognised as the sole representative of the Palestinian people -- and Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:35:26 -0400
  • Tech firms pony up cash to prevent next Heartbleed Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors A U.S. nurse was also wounded in the attack at a Kabul hospital, officials said. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:24 -0400
  • Matt Bai: Is Warren really Hillary's nightmare? Hardly Let's talk about Elizabeth Warren and her political ambitions. Because, you know, somebody has to. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:05:11 -0400
  • Obama holds hope for Pacific trade deal The president urges U.S. and Japan to be bold in completing agreement. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:30 -0400
  • Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation." Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:28:49 -0400
  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:50:19 -0400
  • Classes begin at S. Korean school after ferry disaster ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:26:33 -0400
  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes The government wants to ban sales to minors and require health warning labels. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:58:26 -0400
  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims Court says inmates are not entitled to know source of drugs that will be used to kill them. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:21:43 -0400
  • FCC reversal on 'net neutrality' would permit Internet fast lane Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Women held in Cleveland basement seek Joan Rivers' apology CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:14:43 -0400
  • Formula One racing boss set to go on trial for bribery By Keith Weir MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance of the motor sport ended by a jail sentence. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to smooth the sale eight years ago of a stake in Formula One to private equity firm CVC. Ecclestone, a former used car salesman who became a billionaire by building the sport into a global money spinner over the past four decades, denies wrongdoing and says he will fight to clear his name. CVC remains the largest shareholder in Formula One, a business that generates annual revenues of over $1.5 billion from its series of grand prix races held around the world. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:03:40 -0400
  • CEO of 'Russian Facebook' flees country Social media wunderkind quits post after Putin cronies stage ownership takeover. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:38 -0400
  • Man killed in Utah court had promised judge he'd behave SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tongan Crip gang defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:40:38 -0400
  • 3-D imaging captures 1888 wreckage discovered in San Francisco Bay SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:32:32 -0400
  • Bungling N.C. kidnap plot spotlights justice workers' exposure Part bumbling, part dead serious, the sprawling jailhouse plot to kidnap a North Carolina prosecutor who put a seasoned gang member in prison for life has shaken a US justice system already enduring a slew of deadly attacks. A federal indictment released Tuesday details a complex plot said to be orchestrated by Kelvin “Dizzy” Melton, a North Carolina prison inmate and alleged higher-up in the Bloods street gang, to pay $10,000 to a group of henchmen on the outside to kidnap and kill his defense attorney and the prosecutor who put him in prison for a 2011 murder.  The plot led the group of nine accomplices first on a goose chase in March from Atlanta to New Orleans, and then to the small town of Wake Forest, N.C., where the group on April 5 grabbed Frank Janssen, the father of Wake County prosecutor Colleen Janssen, after stun-gunning him on the threshold of his home. Ms. Janssen, the actual target, was part of the team that put Mr. Melton away last year. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:31:59 -0400
  • Prince's bird hunt stirs outrage in Pakistan after Saudi loan Pakistan has long enjoyed close ties to Gulf Arab sheiks, but a prince's recent shooting spree that culled more than 2,000 rare birds from the country's preserves have stirred outrage in the country, following a $1.5 billion Saudi "gift" to the country's ailing economy. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:23:24 -0400
  • Court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim Supreme Court says man found with pictures not responsible for entirety of woman's losses. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:57:25 -0400
  • Ukraine militants: We're holding U.S. journalist over 'destabilizing' reports Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slaviansk told reporters the journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, had been detained for reporting what he said was false information that was "destabilizing for us" but that he was being treated well. Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov attempted to joke about the situation. Vice News has said on its website that it is in contact with the U.S. State Department and other government authorities to work toward securing the safety of its journalist. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:04 -0400
  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102 HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:32:45 -0400
  • Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies in NYC after fall NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:40:39 -0400
  • Shakeup marks new era for pardon process New program focused on thousands of clemency petitions from nonviolent federal inmates. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:23:35 -0400
  • Obama's Japan visit kicks off with dreams of sushi But for two special guests at Sukiyabashi Jiro on Wednesday evening, mouthfuls of melt-in-the-mouth tuna, squid, and octopus were the culinary backdrop to discussing urgent matters of regional security. Soon after Air Force One touched down here, Barack Obama found himself in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district, tucked behind the counter of arguably the world’s best sushi restaurant with his Japanese host, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Sukiyabashi Jiro’s modest size – it has just 10 seats – is inversely proportionate to its reputation. The 19-piece special course, featuring a selection chosen by owner Jiro Ono, costs around $300, not including drinks. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:17:49 -0400
  • Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair Unisphere, symbol of the New York World's Fair which opens on April 22, dominates this low-level shot of the fairgrounds, shown April 20, 1964 in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo) Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:19:37 -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