Firefox 49.0 Is Now Available
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 20 September 2016 at 06:17 AM EDT. 27 Comments
MOZILLA --
While being delayed one week due to last-minute bugs, Firefox 49.0 is now available this morning.

Firefox 49 ships with Linux Widevine support for handling this CDM similar to the existing Windows support for being able to play more protected HTML5 video content.

Firefox 49 also features additions to the reader mode, improved video performance for systems with SSSE3 CPU support while lacking hardware acceleration, HTML5 audio/video improvements, re-enabled the default for Graphite2 font shaping, support for the Web Speech Synthesis API, and much more.

For developers, Firefox 49 adds support for details and summary elements, additions to the sandbox attribute on iframes, accessibility improvements, experimental CSS Grids improvements, experimental CSS Masks improvements, and a lot of other changes.

Firefox 49 for the moment can be obtained from Mozilla's FTP server.
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