Firefox 22 Available Via FTP, Brings WebRTC Support, Improvements To Javascript Engine

Posted on Jun 25 2013 - 6:45pm by Editorial Staff

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla’s Firefox next instalment, Firefox 22 is yet to be available officially, but thanks to Mozilla’s servers, you can grab the copy of the same via FTP. The updated beta releases brings new features which are likely to take a step closer towards final release. The beta release included native support for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) as well as dramatic improvements to its Javascript engine.

Here is an official changelog of beta version of Firefox 22:

  • NEW Windows: Firefox now follows display scaling options to render text larger on high-res displays
  • NEW WebRTC is now enabled by default!
  • NEW Mac OS X: Download progress in Dock application icon
  • NEW HTML5 audio/video playback rate can now be changed
  • NEW Social services management implemented in Add-ons Manager
  • NEW asm.js optimizations (OdinMonkey) enabled for major performance improvements
  • CHANGED Improved WebGL rendering performance through asynchronous canvas updates
  • CHANGED Plain text files displayed within Firefox will now word-wrap
  • CHANGED For user security, the |Components| object is no longer accessible from web content
  • CHANGED Improved memory usage and display time when rendering images
  • CHANGED Pointer Lock API can now be used outside of fullscreen
  • DEVELOPER CSS3 Flexbox implemented and enabled by default
  • DEVELOPER New Web Notifications API implemented
  • DEVELOPER Added clipboardData API for JavaScript access to a user’s clipboard
  • DEVELOPER New built-in font inspector
  • HTML5 New HTML5 <data> and <time> elements
  • FIXED Scrolling using some high-resolution-scroll aware touchpads feels slow (829952)
  • Unresolved If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)

Here is an official changelog for the mobile beta version of Firefox 22:

  • NEW Smaller tablets will now get the full tablet UI
  • NEW Slovak local added
  • CHANGED Improved WebGL rendering performance through asynchronous canvas updates
  • CHANGED Plain text files displayed within Firefox will now word-wrap
  • DEVELOPER CSS3 Flexbox implemented and enabled by default
  • DEVELOPER New Web Notifications API implemented
  • HTML5 New HTML5 <data> and <time> elements
  • UNRESOLVED Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
  • UNRESOLVED Font inflation may sometimes render inconsistent font sizes on certain pages (see 707195)
  • UNRESOLVED Firefox Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device (see 761206)
  • UNRESOLVED ‘Video can’t be played because the file is corrupt’ on some HTC Gingerbread (Android 2.3) devices (see 829454)
  • UNRESOLVED Private Browsing – can’t see URL bar text on variant of HTC Sense UI (Froyo) (see 833351)

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