What's new in this version:
- Updated to Firefox 52.0.1
- Fixed about:home CSS
- Fixed Netflix/Amazon Prime Video/Chase website issues by spoofing Firefox 38 user agent for those sites
- Enabled various HTML5 features
- Updated to Firefox 52.0
- Removed 64-Bit NPAPI Flash only limitation
- Pulled changes that fixed various issues with telemetry, startup performance and more. Big thanks to PandaCodex for their contributions!
- There is a small bug on about:home with the logo being misplaced which I’ll make sure is resolved in a small bug fix update.
- Updated to Firefox 51.0.1
- Updated to Firefox 51 codebase
- Quality of Life feature: Select your language from Options (Preferences) > General > Locale! Language are now automatically bundled with Waterfox
- Quality of Life feature: Duplicate Tabs! Right Click and Select Duplicate Tab to access this feature
- Switched to O3 flag when compiling on macOS
- Disabled offline archiving of telemetry data
- Critical security updates, immediate update recommended
- Waterfox is now built with Clang-cl thanks to the great progress made in the winclang bug
- Mac builds are now support to set OS X 10.4 as minimum supported version, but with no guarantee of running without issues
- Updated codebase to Firefox 49.0.2
- Removed remaining Mozilla pingback URLs
- Set minimum supported version for OS X to 10.6 (not guaranteed to run)
- Fixed ICU reverting back to 56.1, now at 57.1 again
- Removed graphics from empty snippet box on home page
- Tor browser anonymity features were meant to be in this release but will be pushed back to the next release
- Windows XP 64-Bit may have issues running the latest version, this is being looked into
- Updated codebase to Firefox 49.0.1
- Update codebase to Firefox 48.0.2
- Adobe Flash 23 Beta should resolve “Context3D Not Available!” issue
- Temporarily reverted to Visual Studio 2015 due to some graphical issues with Clang.
- Implemented patch for Bug 1283274 - Avoid the wmode windowed -> opaque Flash workaround when we detect Flash async drawing support
- Fix wrong profile location on OS X.
- Switched to Clang for Windows compilation. Things look much more promising than previous reports and stability seems good. Please report any issues and I’ll file bugzilla reports as this will help out Mozilla as well 🙂 This is a promising step to using a completely free/open-source build environment!
- Reverted Registry Entries to be the same location as Mozilla’s so 3rd party programs like Roboform can work again (might need to re-install Roboform or Waterfox again for example)
- Another attempt to fix unsigned extensions from not running. So hopefully they will now!
What features does Waterfox currently have?
- Disabled EME (doesn’t work on 3rd party builds anyway)
- Disabled Web Runtime (deprecated as of 2015)
- Removed Pocket completely
- Removed all telemetry/data collection being sent back to Mozilla
- Disabled the 64-Bit NPAPI white-list so that the user can decide what plugins they can run (doesn’t make sense for Mozilla to do this as most of their user base probably aren’t technically proficient), but it’s something Waterfox users are capable of handling.
- I’ve also allowed unsigned extensions to run as well as there are still some old extensions people like to use (it’s disabled by Mozilla for the same reason as above)
- Windows XP 64-Bit support
- Updated ICU to 57.1 (current Mozilla base is on 56.1)
- Removal of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
- Compiled with Clang
- When using a profile shared by Firefox, sponsored tile and snippet URLs may overwrite default Waterfox settings, enabling them again
- Automatic updates will be delayed by 24 hours to make sure there aren’t any pressing issues before seeding to everyone.