Firefox 36 Stable Released [How-to-Upgrade in Ubuntu]

February 24, 2015

Firefox 36

Mozilla finally announced the stable release of Firefox 36, the new release features HTTP/2 protocol support and various bug-fixes.

The full HTTP/2 protocol support in Fixfox 36 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web. Firefox 36 also adds beta support for native HTML5 YouTube playback, but it’s not enabled by default. To enable this feature, go to about:config page, search for and set value of “media.mediasource.enabled” to true

Below is the full list of changes in Firefox 36 (via: Firefox 36 official release note)

  • Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
  • Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
  • Locale added: Uzbek (uz)
  • -remote option removed
  • No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
  • Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
  • Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
  • Add-on Compatibility
  • Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added
  • unicode-range CSS descriptor implemented
  • CSSOM-View scroll behavior implemented allowing smooth scrolling of content without custom libraries
  • object-fit and object-position implemented.
    Defines how and where the content of a replaced element is displayed
  • isolation CSS property implemented.
    Create a new stacking context to isolate groups of boxes to control which blend together
  • CSS3 will-change property implemented.
    Hints the browser of elements that will be modified. The browser will perform some performance optimization for these
  • Changed JavaScript ‘const’ semantics to conform better to the ES6 specification.
    The const declaration is now block-scoped and requires an initializer. It also can not be redeclared anymore.
  • Improved ES6 generators for better performance
  • Eval sources now appear in the Debugger. Debug JavaScript code that is evaluated dynamically, either as a string passed to eval() or as a string passed to the Function constructor
  • DOM Promises inspection
  • Inspector: More paste options in markup view
  • CSS gradients work on premultiplied colors
  • Fix some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restart
  • Various security fixes

How to Upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu:

Firefox 36 will be made into Ubuntu repositories very soon, by then you can upgrade Firefox through Software Updater in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 17.1/13.

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2 responses to Firefox 36 Stable Released [How-to-Upgrade in Ubuntu]

  1. HTML5 for YT with 108p can be enabled in about:config :)
    Still beta support, that’s why not officially enabled.