Mozilla Firefox 79 is projected to formally launch on July 28, however the father or mother firm has already up to date its FTP servers with the brand new model.
In different phrases, whereas the official announcement shall be made tomorrow, you possibly can already obtain Firefox 79 for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
The first beta construct of Firefox 79 was revealed on June 30, 2020, and whereas Mozilla hasn’t introduced any main modifications on this construct, it nonetheless comes with a collection of modifications which can be price highlighting.
For instance, Mozilla warns that older macOS variations are now not supported by Firefox, so model 79 received’t be shipped to those releases.
“macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11 are no longer supported by Firefox. Users of these macOS versions are recommended to switch to Firefox ESR 78.x in order to continue receiving security updates,” Mozilla says.
Automatic rollout starting tomorrow
The official Mozilla wiki additionally reveals that Firefox 79 introduces model 2 of Enhanced Tracking Protection, or ETP, which “now automatically protects people from unwanted first-party cookies.”
Mozilla can be saying a collection of different modifications, with Firefox 80 now being moved to the beta channel. The official launch of Firefox 80 is ready for August 25, so a brand new construct shall be right here in lower than a month. The Nightly channel is being up to date with the primary construct of Firefox 81.
Needless to say, customers who obtain right now’s installer of Firefox 79 have to manually set up the replace on their units.
On the opposite hand, as soon as the official announcement is shared tomorrow, Mozilla can be projected to start the automated rollout of Firefox 79 utilizing the built-in updating engine that comes bundled with the browser. At that time, customers of Firefox 78 ought to be served the brand new browser with out the necessity for guide downloads.