Mozilla releases Firefox 16.0.1 update

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Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012, 07:21
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Because quick revisions never hurt and Mozilla quickly pulled Firefox 16.0.1, then rereleased the new version after a security hole was plugged.

On Tuesday, Mozilla.org released version 16.0.1 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 32.6 megabyte download and adds the following fixes and changes:
– 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.

– CHANGED — Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection.

– 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 — 16.0.1: Vulnerability outlined here.

– 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).

Firefox 16.0.1 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.

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One Response to “Mozilla releases Firefox 16.0.1 update”

  1. firefox should change the way they provide us to sync data!