Linux News Today: Mozilla Firefox 46.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes with GTK3 Integration

We reported the other day that Mozilla released version 46.0 of its Firefox web browser, which happens to be a very important milestone for GNU/Linux users, as it finally brings the long-anticipated GTK3 integration.

Mozilla Firefox 46.0 is a pretty small release of the popular web browser, which is used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu. It’s worth mentioning that it only brings improved security to the JavaScript JIT (Just In Time) compiler, more WebRTC performance and stability enhancements, and various security fixes.

Of course, there were also a few other minor changes, such as better rendering for scaled SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) that use a mask and a clip, improvements to the screen reader behavior with blank spaces for Google Docs, support for the document.elementsFromPoint HTML5 element, and HKDF support for the Web Crypto API.

Firefox 46.0 is available now for major GNU/Linux OSes with GTK3 integration

And now, the Mozilla Firefox 46.0 web browser has finally been introduced for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), so please update as soon as possible.

It might also arrive soon in the main repos of various other rolling distributions, such as Arch Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed, or Solus, so you need to check your package manager for the update, as you’ll see a big difference when you navigate the Web, work with various Web Apps and forms, etc., all thanks to the GTK3 integration.

You can also download the Mozilla Firefox 46.0 binaries for 64-bit and 32-bit systems right now via our website, where you’ll also find the source archive. In the meantime, Mozilla has started work on the next major version, Firefox 47.0, which is already available as a first Beta build.

Via Softpedia

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