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Firefox 22 Beta Enables WebRTC Support

Mozilla

Published on 17 May 2013 01:37 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla
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Just days after the Mozilla Firefox 21 release, the first beta of the next Firefox 22 release is now available.

The big feature being flipped on for the Firefox 22 Beta is full WebRTC support. WebRTC is the Web Real-Time Communication API drafted by the W3C and Google for handling browser-based VoIP, video chat, file-sharing, and other services native to the browser. There was already some WebRTC support in Firefox while now the support is fully-on.

Still coming to future versions of Firefox as it concerns WebRTC is TURN support for better connections, audio/video improvements, and Firefox for Android support.

Aside from the WebRTC enhancements, Firefox 22 also brings with it OdinMonkey, a JavaScript JIT engine designed for the JavaScript sub-set used by Asm.js, dealing with the code from EmScripten.

More enhancements include support for the Web Notifications API, a new font inspector, other minor enhancements, and other bug-fixes.

Additional details on the changes to find with the Mozilla Firefox 22 Beta can be found out from the release notes.

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