The developer of the Waterfox web browser, Alex Kontos, released Waterfox 56.2.7 (and 18.104.22.168) to the public recently.
Waterfox 56.2.7 is the first release of the browser in 2019. Existing users of it can run a manual check for updates to have it picked up and installed on their devices.
Just select Menu > ? > About Waterfox to do so. The browser checks for updates when you select the about option and will download and install the new browser version automatically afterward.
Waterfox is also available as a direct download from the official Waterfox Project website.
The changelog of Waterfox 56.2.7 is relatively short. The developer integrated all security patches that Mozilla integrated in Firefox earlier in the new Firefox browser released at the end of January.
To be more precise, the security vulnerability fixes of Firefox ESR 60.5 were integrated in the new Waterfox version. Several of the vulnerabilities were rated critical, the highest severity rating used to classify browser vulnerabilities.
You can check out the vulnerabilities on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories website.
The new version of Waterfox includes a bug fix for video playback issues on sites that use DRM. Videos on Amazon Prime are mentioned explicitly, but other sites and services that use DRM for HMTL5 video playback should work as intended again as well in the new version.
Waterfox users who use extensions may use the Classic add-on Archive extension to browse all classic add-ons for the Firefox browser. Waterfox supports classic Firefox extensions, and all are mirrored on the Waterfox CDN to make sure that users can download and install those in the browser.
Waterfox 22.214.171.124 was released to fix several issues. The update fixes issues with the bookmark manager, search icons, and an issue on Mac OS X devices that caused the browser to freeze when selecting files in modal dialogues. A new user agent is introduced next to that which should improve website compatibility.
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