Check out "What’s New" and "Known Issues" for this version of Firefox below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla. If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release.
We'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!
The Mozilla Foundation has launched the Mozilla Open Source Support program with an initial allocation of $1million which will be shared between up to 10 projects that Mozilla relies on.
The Mozilla Foundation, the organisation behind open-source projects Firefox, Thunderbird, and others, has announced an initiative to give back to projects on which its own creations rely - and is beginning with an impressive $1 million in funding.
Open saucy browser maker Mozilla is spending a million dollars to make sure that the projects, upon which the company depends on do not collapse.
One of the problems of Open Sauce software is that projects get dumped because they cannot find enough developers interested in maintaining them, or the money to keep them active. This is a problem for a big organisation like Mozilla which needs some projects to be kept going at all costs.
Mozilla is starting an open source-supporting award program with an initial allocation of $1 million. The company has long been a proponent of open source software, and now wants to give something back to the community on which it so heavily relies.
Mozilla developers continue moving along with their support for the GTK3 tool-kit inside the Firefox web-browser.
Firefox Nightlies/Aurora are built with GTK3+ on Linux. While there's been the basic GTK+ 3 support, other items relating to this new tool-kit support still need to be finished up. One of the items now complete is handling touch events of this latest GTK+ version.
At Mozilla, community participation creates a dynamic that values transparency, drives the relationship with users, and produces a clear sense of mission.
To learn more, I invited Mozilla's Chief Marketing Officer, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, to appear as a guest on CXOTalk. The conversation is important to anyone interested in open source, principled marketing, and the power of community participation in product development.
Rust is a systems programming language that got its start in 2010 with Mozilla Research. Today, one of Rust's most ardent developers and guardians is Steve Klabnik, who can you find traveling the globe touting it's features and teaching people how to use it.
At All Things Open 2015, Steve will give attendees all they need to know about Rust, but we got an exclusive interview prior to his talk in case you can't make it.