New naming and versioning scheme.

New Naming and Versioning

Due to the way the way versioning is changing in the source code Waterfox is based on and the new release channels Waterfox has, it makes sense to switch to a new scheme.

As such, this release from 56.2.14 and 68.0b1 respectively will follow the date versioning system of YY.MM.X where:

YYYY = Digits of year of release
MM = Two digits of the month of release
X = Hotfix

There are also two versions of Waterfox to choose from. One focused on a legacy branch maintaining security and bug fixes and another branch focusing on keeping up to date with the modern web and a fully customisable web browser to go with it. The branches will be named as follows:

Waterfox Classic YYYY.MM.X

This branch is the legacy branch. There are no plans to retire this branch, and is going to be actively maintainted, the same as current.

Waterfox Current YYYY.MM.X

This branch is the modern, feature updated branch.

📝 What’s new in Waterfox 2019.10?

Waterfox Classic

View changes

  • Various website rending issues fixed. (Thanks to hawkeye116477)
  • Various media libraries updated, including added support for AV1. (Thanks to hawkeye116477)
  • Various config updates. (Thanks to Peacock365)
  • Launch crashes fixed on macOS < 10.11. Other crashes still remain.

Waterfox Current

View changes

  • Various config updates. (Thanks to Peacock365)


  • If upgrading from previous versions of Waterfox, you will be asked to re-enable DRM. After re-enabling, please allow time for the new plugins to update. You may need to restart Waterfox after the new plugins have been installed to get DRM to work. You can verify your plugins by entering about:plugins in the address bar.

Support Waterfox

If you’d really like to help Waterfox out, please consider using the default search (Bing) with adblock disabled on it, it would be such a huge show of support! The default search is fairly privacy friendly.