Date: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012, 10:14
Category: News, Software
On Monday, Mozilla.org released version 15.0 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 32.6 megabyte download and adds the following fixes and changes:
NEW: Silent, background updates.
NEW: Support for SPDY networking protocol v3.
NEW: WebGL enhancements, including compressed textures for better performance.
CHANGED: Optimized memory usage for add-ons.
DEVELOPER: New layout view added to Inspector.
DEVELOPER: High precision event timer implemented.
DEVELOPER: The CSS word-break property has been implemented.
DEVELOPER: New responsive design tool allows web developers to switch between desktop and mobile views of sites.
HTML5: Native support for the Opus audio codec added.
HTML5: The element now supports the media attribute.
FIXED: Focus rings keep growing when repeatedly tabbing through elements (720987).
UNRESOLVED: Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (see 783393) Unresolved on v15 Resolved in v16.
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).
Firefox 15.0 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.