Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012, 07:21
Category: News, Software
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.
- 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.