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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by thegrommit » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:28 pm

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Microsoft Guy: Mozilla Should Give Up on Firefox and Go with Chromium Too
The proposed change to chromium's API that breaks ad-blockers is reason enough not to switch.
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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:19 am

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Firefox Devs Enable WebRender on Modern AMD and Intel GPUs

As was previously announced, the Mozilla devs are working on an overhaul to Firefox's rendering engine. Instead of rendering the web on a CPU with GPU acceleration as a side feature, like Chrome, Firefox and Edge currently do, "Webrender" approaches the task more like a game engine would, and make heavy use of modern GPUs. Previously, the feature was only enabled on specific desktop Nvidia GPUs, meaning users had to force enable it in about:config on most platforms, But in Mozilla's latest graphics team newsletter, the Firefox developers say that Webrender is now enabled by default in Firefox Nightly on some Intel and AMD GPUs. Digging a little deeper, the revisions on Mozilla's website show that webrender is enabled on generation 9 Skylake (UHD 530) Intel IGPs and up, as well as AMD's "Sea Islands" GPUs (which includes the R9 290X, Kaveri APUs, and the 7790) and up.

https://www.hardocp.com/news/2019/02/04 ... ntel_gpus/
Firefox will mute autoplaying videos by default starting next month

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/4/18210 ... eb-browser
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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21 pm

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Mozilla Adding Cryptomining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by thegrommit » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:08 am

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Clever-Commit analyzes code changes as developers commit them to the Firefox codebase. It compares them to all the code it has seen before to see if they look similar to code that the system knows to be buggy. If the assistant thinks that a commit looks suspicious, it warns the developer. Presuming its analysis is correct, it means that the bug can be fixed before it gets committed into the source repository. Clever-Commit can even suggest fixes for the bugs that it finds. .
I've been on projects where the rejected defect rate was 20% (don't ask), so while the 30% false-positive rate is a bit high, it will at least find many bugs sooner.
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Re: Moz://a Firefox

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Mozilla is bringing Firefox to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2
Microsoft’s Edge browser won’t be the only one in Mixed Reality

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/24/1823 ... y-mwc-2019
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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:35 pm

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Mozilla partners with news subscription service Scroll to build an ad-free internet
Another big partner for Scroll ahead of its still unannounced launch

Scroll is an upcoming news subscription service that promises to let you read all your favorite news websites ad-free in exchange for a monthly fee. The service already has some big names in media on board (including Buzzfeed, Gizmodo Media Group, and Vox Media) and acquired trending news app Nuzzel earlier this month. This week, the company announced another big partnership with Mozilla to test some of Scroll’s ideas in Firefox, via VentureBeat.

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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03 am

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Mozilla graduates Firefox Send, its private file sharing service
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Users with a Firefox Account or those who sign up for one get some additional perks with Firefox Send. Registered users can share files up to 2.5GB, share files with more people, keep links active for up to 7 days, and manage shared files from any device. If you want to begin using the service, just head over to send.firefox.com.

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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:21 pm

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Firefox 66.0 Release Information

Firefox 66.0 will be released on March 19, 2019 to the Stable channel. The new Firefox version introduces new features such as sound autoplay blocking, a new storage format for extensions to improve performance, or support for the AV1 codec on Windows.
All versions of the web browser receive upgrades: Firefox Stable to version 66, Firefox Beta to version 67, Firefox Nightly to version 68, and Firefox ESR to 60.6.
Our release information guide offers detailed information. It covers major and minor changes, developer related changes, known issues, and security information.

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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:21 am

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Mozilla releases Firefox beta for Windows 10 ARM laptops
Available to download and test today

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/11/1830 ... ptops-beta
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Re: Moz://a Firefox

Post by impar » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:59 am

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Google comes under fire for sabotaging other browsers once again

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