Waterfox 34.0 is now available for release. Read this post to find out all the changes made in the new version.

Why isn’t Waterfox on 34.0.5?!

Firefox 34.0.5 is no different from 34.0, apart from making Yahoo! the default search engine for en-US users in the US. Waterfox uses StartPage as its default search engine therefore this increase in version is not necessary.

What’s new in Waterfox?

  • Waterfox now uses tcmalloc (the memory allocator used by Google Chrome)

This should result in less memory leaks and greater security

  • Freezing gifs no longer occur on certain system configurations
  • Updated the logo on Windows builds to be in line with the Mac OS X builds

What’s new in Firefox?

  • Firefox Hello real-time communication client
  • Easily switch themes/personas directly in the Customizing mode
  • Implementation of HTTP/2 (draft14) and ALPN
  • Recover from a locked Firefox process in the “Firefox is already running” dialog on Windows
  • Disabled SSLv3
  • Proprietary window.crypto properties/functions re-enabled (to be removed in Firefox 35)
  • Firefox signed by Apple OS X version 2 signature
  • ECMAScript 6 WeakSet Implemented
  • JavaScript Template Strings Implemented
  • CSS3 Font variants and features control (e.g. kerning) implemented
  • WebCrypto: RSA-OAEP, PBKDF2 and AES-KW support
  • WebCrypto: wrapKey and unwrapKey implemented
  • WebCrypto: Import/export of JWK-formatted keys
  • matches() DOM API implemented (formerly mozMatchesSelector())
  • Performance.now() for workers implemented
  • WebCrypto: ECDH support
  • Highlight all nodes that match a given selector in the Style Editor and the Inspector’s Rules panel
  • Improved User Interface of the Profiler
  • console.table function added to web console
  • CSS transitions start correctly when started at the same time as changes to display, position, overflow, and similar properties
  • Various security fixes
  • Fullscreen video on Mac disables display sleep, and dimming, during playback
  • Various Yosemite visual fixes