|Firefox 36.0 Released Firefox 37.0 In Beta Channel|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Friday, 27 February 2015|
Firefox 36 implements support for the HTTP/2 network protocol which should lead to it being faster, more scalable and more responsive.
HTTP/2, the first new version of the basic web transport protocol since it was standardized in 1999, was finalized earlier this month. Adding full support for the new protocol is obviously welcome as is the other major new feature - support for syncing the pinned tiles from the NewTab page on all of your devices where you are logged in with the same account.
Firefox 36.0 for Android brings a brand new look which Mozilla says is:
“to simplify the interaction with tabs and allow users to create, remove and switch tabs with a single tap.”
The changelog lists three developer-oriented enhancements:
There are also eight changes tagged HTML5:
As Firefox 36 rolls out, Firefox 37 replaces it as the beta version.
It brings a fix related to the Sync Now Button and for developers incorporates Valence, formerly Firefox Developer Tools, an add-on for debugging a range of browsers. With Firefox 37 debug tabs can be opened in Chrome Desktop, Chrome for Android and Safari for iOS.
Firefox 37 also introduces a new animation inspector panel, extending Firefox's animation tooling to support the Web Animation API.
A new security panel, which can help debug issues related to SSL protocol versions and can help ensure that sufficiently strong security measures are implemented. has been added to the Network Monitor in Firefox Developer Tools.
Two final developer enhancements are:
There are four HTML5 changes listed in the Firefox 37 Beta Notes:
Although Mozilla usually releases a new version of Firefox on a 6-weekly cycle, Firefox 37 is expected in a shorter time frame and should be rolled out by the end of March.
To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin, or sign up for our weekly newsletter.
or email your comment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Last Updated ( Friday, 27 February 2015 )|