Firefox 44.0 Primed For Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 25 January 2016 at 08:30 PM EST. 19 Comments
MOZILLA --
Firefox 44.0 is now available via FTP and other sources ahead of the planned Mozilla announcement in the hours ahead.

Firefox 44 continues allowing unsigned extensions thanks to a last minute change by Mozilla. Firefox 44 also has an option that can be enabled for moving WebGL off the main thread. Firefox 44 additionally presents Brotli compression algorithm support, support for VP9/WebM video support for systems lacking MP4/H.264, WebRTC improvements, Firefox For Android updates, H.264 system decoder support, the new Service Workers API, a WebSocket Debugging API, and other developer enhancements.

Those not wanting to wait a few hours for the binaries or source code can fetch the Firefox 44.0 release from the Mozilla FTP server.
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