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    Phoronix: Mozilla Firefox 24 Moves Ahead With Modest Changes

    Firefox 24.0 is now available today with a variety of modest changes for the Linux / OS X / Windows version while Firefox for Android has some of the more interesting features this round...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2Mzc

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    Michael you missed one pretty major feature...Firefox 24 is the version that ships with h.264 support via gstreamer (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794282#c78 Check sources of configure.in "MOZ_GSTREAMER=1" is set) Youtubers MIGHT be able to finally go flash-less since many videos worked fine in html5, but didnt have webm versions only h264 versions.

    This is based off of the gstreamer 0.10 API, gstreamer 1 support is still in the works: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=806917

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    • #3
      Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Caledar View Post
        Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?
        You still need flash to play some videos. This is because of drm requirements.

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        • #5
          They completely f.. up Click to play (see the zine forums). Any news on that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ericg View Post
            Michael you missed one pretty major feature...Firefox 24 is the version that ships with h.264 support via gstreamer (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794282#c78 Check sources of configure.in "MOZ_GSTREAMER=1" is set) Youtubers MIGHT be able to finally go flash-less since many videos worked fine in html5, but didnt have webm versions only h264 versions.

            This is based off of the gstreamer 0.10 API, gstreamer 1 support is still in the works: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=806917
            Ooooh, this is sweet. Thanks for the heads up.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Caledar View Post
              Nice, does that mean I can ditch adobe flash on sites like youtube?
              You don't need flash for youtube. There are ways to play monetized/drm videos. This is for sites like vimeo, vine, instagram whatever hasn't moved to .webm

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              • #8
                Close tabs to right is useless and only bloats the menu.
                Detach chat window from Firefox Social is useless, nobody use this non-standard Firefox-only thing.
                Improved SVG support and developer tools is great though!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Close tabs to right is useless and only bloats the menu.
                  For you, I have an extension installed primarily for this feature.

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                  • #10
                    What is missing is TLSv1.2 by default (instead of an 'optional' security feature).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tkmorris View Post
                      What is missing is TLSv1.2 by default (instead of an 'optional' security feature).
                      Indeed, this security feature is very important.
                      Chrome (since v29) and Internet Explorer (since v11) support it.
                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transp...y#Web_browsers

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                      • #12
                        Hell, yeah! Another Major Release with enough improvements to fill a whole patch release of a properly version-numbered software!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by demonkoryu View Post
                          Hell, yeah! Another Major Release with enough improvements to fill a whole patch release of a properly version-numbered software!
                          oh shutup. release early, release often, thats the open source way. the version numbers are meaningless, theyre completely arbitrary. they don't even effect Enterprise anymore thanks to the LTS releases. The only reason to even have release tags is for marketing and PR-- which despite what some open sourcers seem to think IS actually important.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Moiman View Post
                            You still need flash to play some videos. This is because of drm requirements.
                            Use Flashgot. I've yet to find a video I can't just download the .webm even when it complains that you need Flash installed. I've only found 2 videos in about a year that didn't have a .webm, and when that doesn't work I can always grab the .mp4, .flv or .3gpp file all without having Flash instaled.

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                            • #15
                              Animated gifs

                              It'd be nice if gif animation could finally be made user-selectable, e.g with a click.

                              For now it's "about:config" and them common pests set to "none".

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