Linux News Today: Mozilla Firefox 43.0 to Bring GTK3 Integration for GNU/Linux OSes
Today we’d like to share with you some of the new features that are about to be implemented in the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 43.0 web browser, due for release next month, on December 15, 2015.
Now that Mozilla Firefox 42.0 is out for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X, the Mozilla developers will concentrate their efforts on adding more cool features to the cross-platform and open-source web browser used by millions of computer users worldwide.
Among the new features set to arrive in Mozilla Firefox 43.0, we can mention better support for playing m4v videos, support for streaming WebRTC on multiple monitors, Big5 support improvements, as well as the ability to select second block list for the Tracking Protection functionality of the Private Browsing feature.
Additionally, the web browser will also feature GTK3 integration for GNU/Linux OSes. Originally set to be released along with the Mozilla Firefox 42.0 web browser, the GTK3 integration for GNU/Linux operating systems has now been postponed for the next major release of the software, Mozilla Firefox 43.0.
Mozilla Firefox 43.0 Beta 1 out now
Besides the features mentioned above, Mozilla Firefox 43.0 will also include fixes for the eyedropper tool, which should now work as expected when used for zooming web pages, support for showing search suggestions in the Awesome Bar, along with support for displaying the on-screen touch keyboard on Windows 8 or later OSes.
Web developers have not been forgotten, as it looks like Mozilla Firefox 43.0 comes with a great amount of new tools and functionality designed to help them create a better Web for all of us. There will be, of course, numerous bugfixes and under-the-hood improvements, especially to the overall performance of the software.
A first Beta build of Mozilla Firefox 43.0 is now available for download for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. However, we strongly suggest that you do not install this version on production machines where stability is of the essence.