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  • Nvidia Details 'Gameworks VR', Aims To Boost Virtual Reality Render Performance An anonymous reader writes: In a guest article published to Road to VR, Nvidia graphics programmer Nathan Reed details Nvidia's 'Gameworks VR' initiative which the company says is designed to boost... 2015-06-30T16:18:00+00:00
  • Cisco To Acquire OpenDNS New submitter Tokolosh writes: Both Cisco and OpenDNS announced today that the former is to acquire the latter. From the Cisco announcement: "To build on Cisco's advanced threat protection... 2015-06-30T15:37:00+00:00
  • RFC 7568 Deprecates SSLv3 As Insecure AmiMoJo writes: SSLv3 should not be used, according to the IETF's RFC 7568. Despite being replaced by three versions of TLS, SSLv3 is still in use. Clients and servers are now recommended to reject... 2015-06-30T14:55:00+00:00
  • UK Researchers Find IPv6-Related Data Leaks In 11 of 14 VPN Providers jan_jes writes: According to researchers at Queen Mary University of London, services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks... 2015-06-30T14:14:00+00:00
  • First Fedora Image For the MIPS Available For Testing New submitter alexvoica writes: Today Fedora contributor Michal Toman has announced that the first Fedora 22 image for 32-bit MIPS CPUs is available for testing; this version of the operating system... 2015-06-30T13:59:00+00:00
  • 8 Yelp Reviewers Hit With $1.2 Million Defamation Suits New submitter goodboi writes: A Silicon Valley building contractor is suing 8 of its critics over the reviews they posted on Yelp. The negative reviews were filtered out by Yelp's secretive ranking... 2015-06-30T13:33:00+00:00
  • SMS Co-Inventor Matti Makkonen Dead At 63 An anonymous reader writes: The BBC News reports that Matti Makkonen, a 'grand old man of mobile industry' who helped launch the worldwide sensation of texting, has died at the age of 63 after an... 2015-06-30T13:04:00+00:00
  • European Government Agrees On Net Neutrality Rules, With Exemptions An anonymous reader writes: The European Union's three main legislative bodies, the European Council, the European Parliment, and the European Commision, have reached an agreement on "Open Internet... 2015-06-30T12:45:00+00:00
  • Lawsuit Filed Over Domain Name Registered 16 Years Before Plaintiff's Use HughPickens.com writes: Cybersquatting is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else's trademark. It generally refers to the practice of... 2015-06-30T12:14:00+00:00
  • How Computer Science Education Got Practical (Again) jfruh writes: In the 1980s and 1990s, thousands of young people who had grown up tinkering with PCs hit college and dove into curricula designed around the vague notion that they might want to "do... 2015-06-30T11:28:00+00:00
  • Asteroid Day On June 30 Aims To Raise Awareness of Collision Risks benonemusic writes: International organizers--including Queen's Brian May, an astrophysicist--have organized the world's first Asteroid Day on June 30, as a means to raise awareness for future... 2015-06-30T09:26:00+00:00
  • Creating Bacterial "Fight Clubs" To Discover New Drugs Science_afficionado writes: Vanderbilt chemists have shown that creating bacterial 'fight clubs' is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs. They... 2015-06-30T07:09:00+00:00
  • The Programmer's Path To Management snydeq writes: The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set — and a thick skin, writes InfoWorld's Paul Heltzel in a tips-based article aimed at programmers... 2015-06-30T04:27:00+00:00
  • How IKEA Patched Shellshock jones_supa writes: Magnus Glantz, IT manager at IKEA, revealed that the Swedish furniture retailer has more than 3,500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. With Shellshock, every single one of those... 2015-06-30T02:03:00+00:00
  • Study Suggests That HUD Tech May Actually Reduce Driving Safety Zothecula writes: Having a heads-up display constantly feed you information while cruising down the road may make you feel like a jet pilot ready to avoid any potential danger but recent findings... 2015-06-30T00:27:00+00:00
  • Live: Chris Christie launches 2016 presidential bid Yahoo's Bianna Golodryga and guests look at the N.J. governor's chances in a crowded GOP field. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:51:03 -0400
  • Obama's approval rating hits two-year high According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his presidency — up 5 points over the most recent survey and his highest approval rating since May 2013. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:41:29 -0400
  • Death toll in Indonesian military plane crash rises to 74 An aircraft crashes into a residential neighborhood in Indonesia's third-largest city. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:12:48 -0400
  • Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:28:39 -0400
  • DOJ cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest: newspaper Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a U.S. report obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Justice Department report is a summary of a longer report due this week, and reviews the actions of the police departments in Ferguson, St. Louis, and St. Louis County, along with the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Post-Dispatch said. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:27:13 -0400
  • Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally launched his 2016 presidential run on Tuesday, vowing to bridge the partisan divide in Washington with blunt talk and a willingness to tackle tough issues. Christie, once seen as a top 2016 White House contender but now viewed as a long shot, told the launch rally at his old high school that he would bring a dose of New Jersey straight talk to a dysfunctional political system. The announcement gave Christie, whose approval ratings and political fortunes have sagged badly in the past year, a chance to reframe his battered image and reset the plummeting expectations for his campaign. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:58:25 -0400
  • New York prison superintendent, deputy on leave after inmate escape: CNN (Reuters) - The superintendent and deputy superintendent of the Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York state have been put on administrative leave after two inmates escaped, setting off a three-week manhunt, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing a state official. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:33:48 -0400
  • Why Chris Christie has to run for president to stay afloat in New Jersey The only thing keeping him politically afloat at home is the prospect of a presidential campaign. Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • How state fights against same-sex marriage may backfire Efforts by some states to challenge the Supreme Court ruling will likely prove futile. Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:30:02 -0400
  • Survey shows enough votes to remove Confederate flag in SC COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:05:14 -0400
  • At end of contentious term, justices go out with a bang on lethal injection case The justices will most likely need to cool off before the term begins again in October. Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Supreme Court justice wonders whether death penalty violates Constitution Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:50:12 -0400
  • Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinics to remain open The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:02:23 -0400
  • Stocks tumble on Greece and Puerto Rico debt woes David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, expects the market to be "rocky" and volatile in the face of these cross-Atlantic debt concerns but remains overall bullish on stocks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:30:42 -0400
  • Ted Cruz: Justices 'rewrote the Constitution' The presidential candidate tells Yahoo's Katie Couric that the Supreme Court overstepped on gay marriage and Obamacare. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:52:13 -0400
  • French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday. The source said Yassin Salhi, 35, told investigators he was not a jihadist and repeated earlier statements that he committed the act outside the southeast city of Lyon on Friday after a row with his wife the day before and his boss a few days earlier. The severed head of his boss was found hanging on the fence of a site belonging to U.S-based gas and chemicals company Air Products, next to flags bearing professions of the Muslim faith. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:53:02 -0400
  • US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate Greece shuts its banks for six days in a dramatic turn in its struggle with heavy debts. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:42:23 -0400
  • Meet the officer who caught escaped killer David Sweat Sgt. Jay Cook was alone and on a routine patrol when he shot and captured the fugitive. Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Decisions in last 3 Supreme Court cases expected Monday WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is meeting for the final time until the fall to decide three remaining cases and add some new ones for the term that starts in October. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:37:44 -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