Firefox 17 Available For Downloads Through FTP

Posted on Nov 20 2012 - 5:51am by Editorial Staff

Now this sounds interesting to you, as Firefox 17 still not out till Tuesday, but what The Next Web spotted is that the latest version is already available for Windows, Mac and Linux through Mozilla’s FTP server although you do have option to wait till the time the new browser officially get launched. The Firefox 17 ESR, which means Extended Support Release. Further there is no official Firefox 17 changelog as yet, but the beta changelog serves as guideline:

  • NEW: Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user’s permission (see blog post).
  • NEW: Mac OS X 10.8: Support for Notification Center.
  • CHANGED: Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons.
  • DEVELOPER: JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable.
  • DEVELOPER: SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented.
  • DEVELOPER: Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use.
  • DEVELOPER: New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM.
  • HTML5: Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security.
  • FIXED: Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page.
  • FIXED: Pointer lock doesn’t work in web apps (769150).
  • FIXED: Page scrolling on sites with fixed headers (780345).
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