Mozilla Firefox 48.0 recently released, comes with a major update and improvements. One notable improvement is the introduction of Electrolysis(E10S), a multiple processes architecture that would split Firefox into multiple processes to improve responsiveness, stability, and security. Mozilla team had begun enabling this feature.
Mozilla Firefox 48.0 changelog
- Roar for moar protection against harmful downloads! We’ve got your back
- Process separation (e10s) is enabled for some of you. Like it? Let us know and we’ll roll it out to more.
- Add-ons that have not been verified and signed by Mozilla will not load
- GNU/Linux fans: Get better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support. Try saying that three times fast
<li class="bbli"> WebRTC embetterments: <ul> <li> Delay-agnostic AEC enabled </li> <li> Full duplex for GNU/Linux enabled </li> <li> ICE Restart & Update is supported </li> <li> Cloning of MediaStream and MediaStreamTrack is now supported </li> <li> Searching for something already in your bookmarks or open tabs? We added super smart icons to let you know </li> <li> Windows folks: Tab (move buttons) and Shift+F10 (pop-up menus) now behave as they should in Firefox customization mode </li> <li> The media parser has been redeveloped using the Rust programming language </li> </ul> </li> <li class="bbli"> Fixed: <ul> <li> Heyo, Jabra & Logitech C920 webcam users. We fixed those pesky WebRTC bugs causing frequency distortions. Buh-bye, squeaky voice! </li> <li> Improved step debugging on last line of functions </li> </ul> </li> <li class="bbli"> Changed: <ul> <li> So long to support for 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. Now we can focus on where most Mac users are: 10.9. Don’t forget to upgrade! </li> <li> After version 48, SSE2 CPU extensions are going to be required on Windows </li> <li> Au revoir to Windows Remote Access Service modem Autodial </li> </ul> </li> <li class="bbli"> Developer: <ul> <li> WebExtensions support is now considered as stable </li> <li> Want to move absolute & fixed positioned elements? (Who doesn’t, right?) Now you can with our geometry editor. </li> <li> The memory tool now has a tree map view for your debugging pleasure. It’s a little bit of “boo” and a whole lot of “ya.” </li> <li> We’re putting the spotlight on the background. Now you can debug WebExtensions background content scripts and background pages </li> <li> Content Security Policy (CSP) is now enforced for WebExtensions. (Who’s down with CSP?) </li> <li> Old and busted: Error Console. New hotness: Browser Console for your debugging pleasure. </li> <li> Add-on development just got easier because you can reload them from about:debugging — because we’re all about debugging. </li> <li> This theme is hot, hot, hot! Say hi to the Firebug theme for Developer Tools. </li> <li> Expand network requests from the console panel to view request details in line, so you can see things in context </li> <li> Workers can now use the Web Crypto API </li> </ul> </li>
How to install / upgrade to Firefox 48 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04
<pre>sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefoxcomments powered by Disqus