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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mood, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Rainwalker

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    My issue was a bit different. I went back to prior version and have not bothered to check if it was a coincidence or not. Thanks mood.
     
  2. Rainwalker

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    Just updated Waterfox again to check and same as before. Anyone else o_O
     
  3. mood

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    Waterfox v56.0.4 Released (February 1, 2018)
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    "What’s due in Q1 2018?":
    What’s due in Q1 2018?
    • Patch Bug 895096 - border-collapsed table borders have inconsistent widths when device pixel scale is not 1 (zoom).
    • Patch Bug 1366813 - Add customizable flexible space item in customize mode, but for non-Photon design.
    • An independent browser add-on store.
    • For Waterfox and its variants, but investigate allowing extensions that are cross-browser too.
    • Add ability to donate to add-on author.
    • Add ability for premium add-ons where authors can even earn money.
    • Release Checklist for 56.1
      • General
      • Waterfox Desktop
        • Re-do profile import
        • Fix Bug 606655
        • libc++ for OS X (Message Julie Dyer to test)
        • OS X re-enables e10s on older versions!
        • Fix registry issues and proper path as well!
      • Waterfox Portable
        • Disable default browser interface
     
  4. IvoShoen

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    You can get CCleaner to clean Waterfox. See this page for help:
    https://forum.piriform.com/topic/48952-not-cleaning-new-waterfox-v55101/
     
  5. IvoShoen

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    These last two Waterfox builds have been the best so far.
     
  6. mood

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    Waterfox v56.1.0 Released (March 26, 2018)
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    What's new in Waterfox 56.1.0?
    • Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory Patches:
      • 2018-08
      • 2018-06
    • Stylo is now enabled and built for Waterfox on all Desktop platforms.
    • Cookie prompt has been removed until it is fixed properly
    • The new about:preferences interfact has been fixed, can be enabled via browser.preferences.useOldOrganization
    • Profile import has been re-architected.
    • You can now Refresh your profile at about:support!
    • OS X 10.7 support is now properly back. Aiming for 10.6 ASAP.
    • Update various media codecs.
    • Disable the add-ons discovery pane
    • Disable attempted telemetry ping to nowhere.
    • Enable support for input type=date and type=time.
    • Show punycode by default to prevent phishing.
    • Fixed playback issues on Windows that utilise the WMF decoder.
     
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  7. IvoShoen

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    Thanks. Autoupdate didn't see this.
     
  8. mood

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    Waterfox 56.1.0 web browser release information
    Waterfox 56.1.0 was released on March 26, 2018. The new version of the web browser comes with security updates, reintroduced support for Mac OS 10.7, a Google Play Store presence for the browser's Android version, and a redesigned website.

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/27/waterfox-56-1-0-web-browser-release-information/
     
  9. paulderdash

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    Previously portable Waterfox was available in PortableApps format and and mine (56.0.4.1 64-bit), in Help>About does not pick up an update.

    My question: is this format still available, or should I now download the portable from 'Advanced Install Options & Other Platforms' on the new website ...
     
  10. kaljukass

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    Portableapps.com format is available as it has been. And Wterfox portanle is also portableapps format, but is not available on sourceforge.com as all other portable apps, made by portableapps.com volunteers.
    It is available only on https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/ site,
    download and instal
    https://storage-waterfox.netdna-ssl.com/releases/win64/portable/WaterfoxPortable_56.1.0_English.paf.exe
     
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  11. paulderdash

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  12. mood

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    Good question.
    I have downloaded the portable version yesterday and i'm sure there were "several download-options" available :cautious: but they seem to be gone now (but they are still available in the source of the download-page)

    Ah, i have found something. Disable Javascript and visit the main website (or download-page). Now you will see all available download options :geek:
    waterfox_available-download-options.png
     
  13. paulderdash

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    Trouble is, when I go to the portable link, I still get Waterfox 56.1.0 Setup.exe :confused:.
     
  14. Stupendous Man

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    Disabling Javascript, as suggested by mood, or scrolling to Download Waterfox, and then choosing "Advanced install options & other platforms", "Windows Portable", offers the common portable exe, not the PortableApps format paf.exe.
    Like you, I don't see where kaljukass found the Waterfox PortableApps paf.exe.
     
  15. paulderdash

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    Thanks for confirming (I thought it might be a geo/server-related) ... you are stupendous :D.
    As mentioned above, I get Waterfox 56.1.0 Setup.exe at the "Windows Portable" link ...

    I would like to reliably find the PA format link, because that is what I have been using, for simplicity's sake - and because that was previously offered as the default portable format, if I am not mistaken.
     
  16. mood

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    Waterfox v56.2.0 Released (May 16, 2018)
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    What's new in Waterfox 56.2.0?
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    • Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories patched:
      • 2018-11
      • 2018-10
    • General Desktop
      • Remove Google Play Services from Android (will now be able to add to F-Droid!)
      • Stylo is now built, but disabled by default.
      • Rust components are now built with optimisations.
      • Updated various media codecs.
      • Back ported performance improvements for JavaScript (should now stop the high CPU usage!)
      • Tested a new way to keep Waterfox components up to date with the release branch of Firefox (includes security and performance upgrades for the components):
        • Freetype2
        • Skia
      • svg.context-properties.content.enabled is now true by default.
      • Fingerprint option now disguises Waterfox as Firefox 60.
    • Linux
      • Support for ffmpeg-4.0
    Website Updates
    • Downloads now take you to a proper downloads page, with Portable download link fixed!
    • Downloads archive will also be on this page (just re-uploading it all)
    Big thank you to the following contributors for this release:

    Toromino - Jan Beich - laniakea64 - Graham Perrin - Peacock365

    What's coming up?
    • Integration of a classic add-on catalogue within about:addons.
    • Re-implement Cookie Prompt.
    • Include libc++-static to support Mac OS X 10.6.
    • Port over various 57 WebExtension APIs that didn't make it into 56.
     
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