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Firefox Mozilla Upgrades

Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released 270

Today Mozilla made Firefox 30 available, a relatively minor release after the massive redesign in version 29. According to the changelog, new features include VP9 video decoding, support for Opus in WebM, and horizontal volume control for HTML5 video and audio. Developers got support for multi-line flexboxes and hang reporting for background threads. There were also a number of security fixes. The Android version of Firefox received better support for native text selection, cutting, and copying, as well as predictive lookup for Awesomebar entries. The availability of Firefox 30 coincides with the launch of Firebug 2.0, which features an updated UI and a new debugging engine called JSD2. Significant new features include JavaScript syntax highlighting and de-minifying, improved code auto-complete, and the capability to hide or show individual Firebug panels.
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Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

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  • by TWX ( 665546 ) on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @05:41PM (#47206677)
    I'm having flashbacks to the movie Airplane!...

    Now arriving at version 29, version 29, version 30...
  • by viperidaenz ( 2515578 ) on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @06:17PM (#47206919)

    You can half the CPU % by upgrading to an 8 core machine!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @06:24PM (#47206977)

    -- For immediate release --

    Firefox version creates puzzle for physicists

    Firefox's rapid release schedule attained a new height yesterday when two consecutive Firefox versions were released 4*10^-44 seconds apart, less than the Planck time of 5*10^-44 seconds. "This should be physically impossible", said a prominent physicist, "this delay is too short for anything to happen, even at the subatomic level." Some skeptics speculated that the Firefox versions could have been designed in parallel and merely released 4*10^-44 seconds apart, but careful analysis of logs show that this is not the case and that a full development cycle occurred between the two releases. "We have a mystery on our hands", concluded the physicist.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @06:52PM (#47207211)

    It's totally hilarious how almost EVERY SINGLE PERSON outside of Mozilla who has had to use Firefox 29 has totally hated its UI. The most positive responses I've seen so far have been from people saying that they only kind of hate it. For each response like that, I see hundreds more from people who absolutely, indisputably, completely hate it to its very core!

    I think this is funny as funny can be. The Firefox UI designers have created something that's universally hated! It's not just a little bit of hate from a few people here and there. It's total, unmitigated, unrelenting hatred for the Firefox 29 UI! LOL!

  • by TWX ( 665546 ) on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @11:06PM (#47208663)
    Looks like the developers picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue...

Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp