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)
- 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
The const declaration is now block-scoped and requires an initializer. It also can not be redeclared anymore.
- Improved ES6 generators for better performance
- 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.