Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

"The year 2017 is an important one for Mozilla and Firefox. Multi-process will be enabled for all users of the web browser, sandboxing is introduced, the first bits of Project Quantum are integrated into the web browser, and the add-on system will be switched exclusively to WebExtensions. ..."
Source: gHacks Tech News
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Decentraleyes for Firefox loads CDN resources locally

"You can learn a lot about a site when you monitor its network connections when you connect your browser to it.
"You may see connections to third-party sites, ads, web analytics scripts and a lot more just from that.
"A common practice is to use popular JavaScript libraries or frameworks like jQuery or Ember. Sites may load locally hosted versions of those, or versions hosted by public content deliver networks (CDN) such as those by Google, Microsoft or Cloudflare.
"These resources are often essential for a site's functionality, and blocking them may break part or all of a site.
"There are two concerns that Internet users may have when it comes to the use of these content delivery networks: privacy and speed.
"Speed is easier to explain. While it is often faster to use a CDN for resources than a locally hosted version on the site's server itself, it still means having to make a connection to the CDN in first place. That's not as fast as making these resources available locally on the user's computer. ..."
Source: gHacks Tech News
 Decentraleyes for Firefox loads CDN resources locally

Mozilla Firefox 51 Is the First Web Browser to Support the New WebGL 2 Standard

"With advanced graphics rendering features like a new complex shading language, state-of-the-art texturing capabilities, and transform feedback, Firefox 51 is the first web browser in the world to support the new WebGL 2 technologies, allowing skilled web developers to make use of these powerful new 3D graphics for creating new content. Best of all, WebGL 2 works on Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms. ..."
Source: Softpedia
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SeaMonkey 2.46: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite

December 22, 2016
"The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.46: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 49, it delivers those same developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

"SeaMonkey 2.46 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

"For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.46, see the What's New in SeaMonkey 2.46 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www-seamonkey-project-org. ..."

 The SeaMonkey Project

Firefox Support for Windows XP/Vista to Continue in 2017

Mozilla has announced Firefox will continue to be supported for Windows XP and Vista users into most of 2017. Here is the timeline for continued support ub 2017:
  • March 2017 users will (automatically) be moved to Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR).
  • September 2017 Mozilla will end support for Windows XP and Vista users.
via Firefox Future Release

Firefox 50 Released: Find out what is new

"... All beta channels have received updates as well. This means that Firefox Beta is now on version 51, Firefox Developer Edition on version 52, and Firefox Nightly on version 53. Firefox ESR, the Extended Support Release version of the browser was updated to version 45.5. ..."
Source: gHacks Tech News
Details  Firefox 50 Released: Find out what is new

Firefox 49: two new system add-ons to fix Flash and graphics issues

"Mozilla has started to distribute two new system add-ons for Firefox 49.0 and Firefox 49.0.1 to address two issues affecting Adobe Flash Player and graphics issues.
"The organization is working on Firefox 49.0.2 currently, but made the decision to release two new patches for the current stable version of Firefox as system add-ons to address issues that users are affected by.
"System add-ons are like hotfixes. They can be pushed out to all Firefox users who have automatic updates enabled to fix issues of the browser. That's usually a lot faster than having to create a new build of Firefox.
"The two system add-ons address two issues in Firefox 49 and 50. ..."
Source: gHacks Tech News
 Firefox 49: two new system add-ons to fix Flash and graphics issues

Device management coming to your Firefox Account

"Today we are beginning a phased roll out of a new account management feature to Firefox Accounts users. This new feature aims to give users a clear overview of all services attached to the account, and provide our users with full control over their synced devices. ..."
Source: Mozilla Cloud Services
 Device management coming to your Firefox Account