It wasn’t too long ago that FireFox 126.96.36.199 was released to the public. Now, just a few short days later, Mozilla releases 188.8.131.52 to what can only be described as (A Patch To Fix A Patch) I’ve spent some time browsing around to try and figure out what it is they changed and I simply can’t find it.
What’s New in Firefox 184.108.40.206
Release Date: November 30, 2007
Stability Update: This release corrects a problem that was found in the previous release, Firefox 220.127.116.11.
Does anybody know what caused 18.104.22.168 to be replaced by 22.214.171.124? You start doing things like this, and people begin to lose faith in your product real fast.
I feel like I’m the last to know about these software releases. Maybe I should look into my feed reader a little more often. At any rate, FireFox has released version 126.96.36.199 of it’s popular browser software. This version is in response to the unusual amount of large regressions that occurred in the previous version.
This latest release fixes these particular issues:
Bug 400406 – Firefox will ignore the “clear” CSS property when used beneath a box that is using the “float” property. There is a temporary workaround JS/CSS code available for web developers with affected layouts.
Bug 400467 – Windows Vista users will get “Java not found” or “Java not working” errors when trying to load Java applets after updating. To fix this, users can right-click the Firefox icon and “Run as administrator”, then browse to a page with a Java applet — doing this once will fix the problem and permanently restore Java functionality.
Bug 396695 – Add-ons are disabled after updating. Users can fix this problem by opening their profile folder and removing three files (extensions.rdf, extensions.ini and extensions.cache)
Bug 400421 – Removing a single area element from an image map will cause the entire map to disappear. There is no workaround available at this time.
Bug 400735 – Some Windows users may experience crashes at startup. There is no workaround available at this time.
I’m still running on FireFox 188.8.131.52 and have yet to receive an automatic update notification. I’ll continue to wait and see if 184.108.40.206 actually fixes more than it breaks. Let me know how your upgrade experience goes please!
Check out this decked out sports car which is littered with all sorts of FireFox references. This thing has a very slick paint job. How many chicks do you think you’d be able to pick up with this baby?
Click on the image to see a larger version. Taken bynobihaya
On a side note, I was reading the comments on Digg and I finally read a comment which had me laughing my ass off.
Mozilla has finally released FireFox version 220.127.116.11 to the public. This release is nothing more than a security fix which squashes the recently discovered Quicktime bug. To download the latest version, visit the official FireFox home page.
FileZilla version 3.0 has been released. FileZilla is now available across multiple platforms. That means you can use it on Windows/Mac/Linux however, the Mac version has been delayed. If you decide to move from the Windows version to the Linux version, you’ll be able to import your old FileZilla settings into the new client by following these directions.
MFSA 2007-26 Privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows
That about sums up what was contained in the update. Considering one of the flaws that was fixed is rated as critical, I advise you to upgrade as soon as possible. You can download the latest version of FireFox by clicking here