View Full Version : Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements

February 5th, 2014, 00:50
Mozilla has released Firefox 27 (http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/02/04/firefox-27-arrives-simultaneous-social-api-services-tls-1-2-support-languages-android/#!uowkg) for Linux, Android, Mac, and Windows (download (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/)). One of the big changes is enabling support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2 by default (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/27.0/releasenotes/). Firefox 27 also supports the SPDY 3.1 protocol. Developers got some new toys: support was added for ES6 generators in SpiderMonkey (http://wingolog.org/archives/2013/10/07/es6-generators-and-iteration-in-spidermonkey), the debugger will de-obfuscate JavaScript, and style sheets can be reset by using all:unset. Mozilla also announced some new social integration options (https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/02/04/firefox-adds-new-social-partners/). In addition to all these changes, the Android version got some UI improvements and font readability upgrades (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/27.0/releasenotes/). For a future release, Mozilla is currently testing a new approach for Firefox Sync in Nightly (https://nightly.mozilla.org/) builds. They recognized the headaches involved with how it works, and they're now opting to use a simple e-mail and password combination (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-sync-works-old-version-firefox?as=u&utm_source=inproduct) like Google Chrome does. In the old system, users were forced to store an auto-generated authorization code, which, if lost, would render their bookmarks, passwords and browsing history inaccessible.