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Waterfox 38.0 Release
  • Written by Alex Kontos
  • May 14th, 2015
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Waterfox 38.0 Release

Waterfox 38.0 is now available to download for Windows & Mac and brings important security update and new features.

What’s New in 38.0 (Waterfox)?

  • No changes users will notice. Back-end system has been updated. Code changes don’t require any build hacks to get Waterfox to compile. Everything is handled automatically. Just set ICL as your compiler and build away!

What’s New in 38.0 (Firefox)?

  • New tab-based preferences
  • Ruby annotation support
  • autocomplete=off is no longer supported for username/password fields
  • URL parser avoids doing percent encoding when setting the Fragment part of the URL, and percent decoding when getting the Fragment in line with the URL spec
  • RegExp.prototype.source now returns “(?:)” instead of the empty string for empty regular expressions
  • Improved page load times via speculative connection warmup
  • WebSocket now available in Web Workers
  • BroadcastChannel API implemented
  • Implemented srcset attribute and element for responsive images
  • Implemented DOM3 Events KeyboardEvent.code
  • Mac OS X: Implemented a subset of the Media Source Extensions (MSE) API to allow native HTML5 playback on YouTube
  • Implemented Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API to support encrypted HTML5 video/audio playback
  • Automatically download Adobe Primetime Content Decryption Module (CDM) for DRM playback through EME
  • Optimized-out variables are now visible in Debugger UI
  • XMLHttpRequest logs in the web console are now visually labelled and can be filtered separately from regular network requests
  • WebRTC now has multistream and renegotiation support
  • copy command added to console
  • Various [url:security fixes|https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox/#firefox38]

Known Issue

Any users on Waterfox 35.0 and 35.0.1 will not be receiving automatic updates. Please update manually. Any Mac users on 36.0.4 or later will receive Windows update notification. Please ignore and update manually.

How do I get this update?

  • It should be available immediately and can be applied by clicking the Menu Icon > ? > About Waterfox or
  • Download from the front page