Not Delayed: Firefox 11 Still Coming Later Today
Yesterday, Mozilla announced that it would delay today's planned launch of Firefox 11 for a few days in order to scrutinize a potential security issue and to avoid issues with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates today.
Now, however, Mozilla has canceled this delay and announced that Firefox 11 is still on track for today's release. The security vulnerability, it turns out, was already known and patched. In order to avoid the conflict with Patch Tuesday, though, this release will only be available as a manual update today. Once the Firefox team is sure that there are no issues with Microsoft's latest patches, it will push automatic updates to all users.
Since switching to its rapid-release schedule, Mozilla never missed a scheduled release date for Firefox.
What's New in Firefox 11
Once Firefox 11 is available, this is what you can expect from the update:
Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video
The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser (see bug 482921)
The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web developers
Web developers can now visualize a web page in 3D using the Page Inspector 3D View
SPDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable
XMLHttpRequest now supports HTML parsing
Files can now be stored in IndexedDB (see bug 661877)
Websockets has now been unprefixed
Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later (691662)