Not Delayed: Firefox 11 Still Coming Later Today

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Yesterday, Mozilla announced that it would delay today's planned launch of Firefox 11 for a few days in order to scrutinize a potential security issue and to avoid issues with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates today.

Now, however, Mozilla has canceled this delay and announced that Firefox 11 is still on track for today's release. The security vulnerability, it turns out, was already known and patched. In order to avoid the conflict with Patch Tuesday, though, this release will only be available as a manual update today. Once the Firefox team is sure that there are no issues with Microsoft's latest patches, it will push automatic updates to all users.

Since switching to its rapid-release schedule, Mozilla never missed a scheduled release date for Firefox.

What's New in Firefox 11

Once Firefox 11 is available, this is what you can expect from the update:

What’s New

  • NEW
    Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
  • NEW
    With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
  • NEW
    The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
  • CHANGED
    Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video
  • HTML5
    The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
  • HTML5
    View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser (see bug 482921)
  • DEVELOPER
    The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web developers
  • DEVELOPER
    Web developers can now visualize a web page in 3D using the Page Inspector 3D View
  • DEVELOPER
    SPDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable
  • DEVELOPER
    XMLHttpRequest now supports HTML parsing
  • DEVELOPER
    Files can now be stored in IndexedDB (see bug 661877)
  • DEVELOPER
    Websockets has now been unprefixed
  • FIXED
    Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later (691662)

 

 

 

 

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Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]

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