CSS3 column-fill is there (prefixed)
The CSS3 Multi-columns layout has reached Candidate Release in April 2011. Since years, Firefox implements most of it, prefixed with -moz. But there are some differences, as the spec slightly evolved since it was implemented in Gecko. In order to be able to unprefix the CSS3 multi-columns properties, there is an ongoing action to adapt Gecko’s implementation. That’s why earlier in...
Support of CSS3 border-image-* added (prefixed).
The CSS3 border-image implemented since years in Firefox wasn’t on par with the spec, which was modified after its implementation in Gecko. This has been fixed in the next Nightly. Now the border-image CSS property is a shorthand for the following CSS3 properties: border-image-outset (available prefixed as -moz-border-image-outset); border-image-source (available prefixed as...
FIXED: Allow @-rules to nest when parsing CSS (see test case). https://t.co/0tTeX2B9
Just landed: support for new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion https://t.co/dAFskRtV
WebSocket: Firefox now supports the final IETF spec (RFC 6455) and the W3C Candidate Recommendation 08 December 2011 https://t.co/9lOpYicw
WebSockets: the “moz” JS prefix removed: https://t.co/6adGig1C
IndexedDB: Support all spec’ed key types, including arrays https://t.co/GCqPFMSn
Full support for the latest draft of the IndexedDB spec gets closer! All key types are now supported (even Array): https://t.co/GCqPFMSn
Gecko uses Graphite2 →
From bugzilla: Graphite is a smart font technology used particularly in fonts for scripts that do not yet have good OpenType support. The engine has recently been rewritten as graphite2[…]. The improvements in the engine include a 10x speed up to be comparable with any OpenType engine and security enhancements to stop malicious fonts from crashing or deadlocking the application.
Support for DOM4 Event constructors is in progress! Event, CustomEvent, all HTML-defined events, MouseEvent, UIEvent already landed!
All the recent changes in Firefox Nightly about the Fullscreen API are described in that blog article: http://t.co/aYaS9E5f
#perf - Better performance for pages with a lot of animated gifs: https://t.co/HFAGkpCI
<video loop> is supported: https://t.co/rQDVuwxb
Downloads in the browser now use considerably less CPU usage (sometimes reduced by ~50%).
Tilt (3D inspector of a web page) has just landed! https://t.co/PrNTuuwq
Inline Web Workers are back: http://t.co/ZJYR8vsj
The Favicon APIs are now asynchronous. It should help in getting Firefox snappier: http://t.co/XFg9sZx6
HSTS support for websockets: http://t.co/Ygo4jOb4
Binary Messages for Websockets: http://t.co/FQseI0WG
IndexedDB can now store files: http://t.co/0fj35mFs
Firefox Add-on API just got a new module: the Simple Prefs API. All info by Jeff Griffith: http://t.co/AuAGVED1
FIXED: DOM full-screen API enabled on desktop Firefox by default: http://t.co/U2rzYo4D
Fixed: 637931 - Shrink JS objects. (Makes Firefox use about 5% less memory overall. memshrink newsletter, js newsletter)
Fixed: 527141 - Addon update check should take into account compatibility preferences.
Firefox is now 67,000 lines of code lighter, we removed TraceMonkey: http://t.co/E0nyoKN4 #nightly
Let’s make Firefox much more reactive: Introducing Project Snappy - http://blog.mozilla.com/tglek/2011/12/01/introducing-project-snappy/
Set network.http.spdy.enabled to true in about:config to enable SPDY.
event.stopImmediatePropagation is here! Other browsers implement it too. Standardization is in progress in DOM4. http://bit.ly/tjZqPK
It is now possible to use the XHR2 response and responseType from inside a web worker. http://bit.ly/u3Y050
Firefox Nightly now supports element.outerHTML . A long-awaited addition coming a few weeks after insertAdjacentHTML. https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM/element.outerHTML
Firefox 11 will support SPDY (but pref’ed off) - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPDY - Bug 528288 - Implement SPDY protocol <- RESOLVED FIXED.