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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

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02 ... they-ship/
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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