Firefox 60.0.2 is a security and bug fix release
Mozilla plans to release Firefox 60.0.2 later today to the stable channel. The new version of the Firefox web browser is a security and bugfix release, and a recommended update for users of the stable version of the browser.
The next stable version of the Firefox web browser will be released on June 26, 2018 if things go as planned according to the Firefox release schedule.
Firefox 60.0.2 is not yet offered on the official Mozilla website or through the web browser's automatic update functionality. It will become available later today if no last minute issues block the release.
The release notes (not yet published) will list the following changes when they are published:
- Fixed various security issues. The security issues are not listed yet as Mozilla releases security related information after it releases updates. In other words: it is unclear how severe the issues are that Mozilla fixed in the release.
- Fixed missing nodes in the Developer Tools Inspector Panel. If you check the bug, you will notice that Ghacks was the example for the bug (not sure if only site affected but it would be strange if Mozilla would publish an update just for my tiny site but it appears to be a wider issue). Anyway, thanks Mozilla for fixing it!
- Fixed font rendering on Mac Os X 10.11 and earlier if third-party font managers are used.
- Updated NSS (Network Security Services) to 3.36.4 from 3.36.1.
That's all the fixes the release notes will list when they are published by Mozilla. The Inspector issue seems to be widespread and if you use it, you may want to upgrade to the new version as well.Â According to Mozilla, it did affect all Firefox channels and not just the stable one.
Considering that Firefox 60.0.2 fixes security related issues, you may want to consider upgrading to the new version as soon as the release is published by Mozilla. Whether you do so using the browser's automatic update functionality or by downloading a copy of Firefox from Mozilla is up to you.
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