Mozilla’s Firefox 30 Released

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 08:06 AM gHale

Mozilla released Firefox 30 version of the Internet browser, which includes support for GStreamer 1.0, at least for the Linux version of the application.

Gstream 1.0 branch has been around for a period of time and Firefox is probably one of the last major pieces of software that chose to support it.

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Other changes and improvements ended up implemented, according to the release notes for the Beta version. For example, the sidebar button now provides easier access to the social, bookmark, and history sidebars, it’s no longer possible to call WebIDL constructors as functions on the web, plugins will no longer activate by default (with the exceptions of the ones on the whitelist), and mute and volume functions are now available for each window (only with WebAudio).

Also, background-blend-mode ended up enabled by default, typed Arrays now supports new named properties, and the alpha option is now available in the canvas context options.

The Firefox whitelist has only a handful of add-ons approved, which means that most of the new add-ons that users will be installing won’t work from the start.

If you are using a Linux distribution, you don’t have to do anything in order to get this new version. It’s very likely that Firefox 30 will arrive in the repositories, if it’s not already available. Some of the operating systems will get it faster, like Arch Linux, for example, and for others it will take a couple of days.

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