Linux News Today: Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

Today, May 3, Mozilla has pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 46.0 on April 26, 2016, bringing the long-anticipated GTK3 integration for the GNU/Linux platform. Other interesting features are enhanced security for the JavaScript JIT (Just In Time) compiler and improvements to the screen reader behavior with blank spaces for Google Docs.

Mozilla Firefox 46.0 also introduced support for the document.elementsFromPoint HTML5 element, HKDF (HMAC-based Extract-and-Expand Key Derivation Function) support for the Web Crypto API, along with performance and stability improvements to the WebRTC component, new tools for web developers, and many security fixes.

Here’s what’s new in Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1

Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 is here to fix various bugs and security issues that have been either reported by users since Firefox 46.0 or discovered by Mozilla’s skillful developers. Among these, we can mention better support for various locales in the search plugin, and improvements to the add-on signing certificate expiration.

Moreover, an issue with the service worker has been fixed, a build issue that occurred when the JavaScript JIT (Just In Time) compiler was disabled has been addressed, and page loading issue reported by users because of certain antivirus software has been removed as well.

Lastly, Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 limits Sync registration updates. Please update your Firefox 46.0 installations as soon as possible by using the built-in updater. Alternatively, you can download the Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 binaries, as well as the source archive, for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating system right now via our website. In the meantime, please check the changelog attached below for more details about the changes implemented in Firefox 46.0.1.

Via Softpedia

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