Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, 09:35
Category: News, Software
The Firefox version number just keeps getting pushed higher…
Late Wednesday, Mozilla.org released version 17.0 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 33.3 megabyte download and adds the following fixes and changes:
- FIXED – 16.0.2: Security fixes can be found here
- FIXED – 16.0.1: Vulnerability outlined here.
- NEW – Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default.
- NEW – Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux).
- NEW – Acholi and Kazakh localizations added.
- DEVELOPER – New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access.
- DEVELOPER – CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16.
- DEVELOPER – Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented.
- FIXED – Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (783393).
- FIXED – No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (650355).
- FIXED – Opus support by default (772341).
- FIXED – Reverse animation direction has been implemented (655920).
- FIXED – Per tab reporting in about:memory (687724).
- FIXED – User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version (728831).
- UNRESOLVED – If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369).
- UNRESOLVED – For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260).
- UNRESOLVED – Windows: The use of Microsoft’s System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285).
- UNRESOLVED – Pointer lock doesn’t work in web apps (see 769150).
Firefox 17.0 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.