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Great job here, kudos to the devs involved on this :)

(…) bit of a pity that Mastodon is dominating the AP space and basically just copies Twitter.

And what’s wrong with Mastodon imitating Twitter? In fact, it’s a good thing. Do you know how many designers Twitter has working hard to make it attractive to users? Mastodon can take inspiration from Twitter and avoid so much design work so they can focus on code. Besides, you don’t have to mimic all the features, just take inspiration and eliminate obscure patterns and negative features like stories. This way, newcomers will not feel so confused. If they don’t get inspiration of those famous services, it eventually happens to them like gnusocial and they become inaccessible atrocities for the average user.

In my opinion, I think anyone who would like to start developing open source software should take a look at this site:

It has very interesting resources and could help to promote open source software :')

And are people comfortable with Belarus’ policies? Some time ago I saw that the government had very little acceptance among the population (leaving aside the color revolution of the opposition, of course) because Lukashenko has been in power for quite a long time (since the USSR era, right?).

Fun fact: The videoclip is filmed during the famous [San Fermin festivities](

I know. A wise decision imo.

Vivaldi’s adblocker lacks cosmetic filtering aka element blocking. Advanced features like JavaScript blocking, web logger, are not available in the browser’s built-in blocker. And some websites detect their native adblocker, and prevents you from accessing the website without disabling the feature. Not a good implementation IMO. Also, it’s written on C++ (a memory unsafe language).

Your beloved Vivaldi blocks absolutely nothing with its adblocker by default. It’s one of the worst browsers to protect the user’s privacy. I admire Vivaldi for being against cryptocurrencies and for their alliances with products that are private and trustworthy, but your fanaticism disgusts me.

And I find it very hypocritical of you to blame Mozilla for including 1 tracker on their website, when Vivaldi is proprietary software and they include a whitelist for their weak adblocker to satisfy their partners. Also, their UI is written in Node.js, that’s what makes it so slow compared to Brave and Firefox.

Firefox has no GPU acceleration support.

Firefox uses WebRender. WebRender uses GPU acceleration.

If you use Firefox when you visit Mozilla’s website, you don’t get Google Analytics tho.

Version 105.0, first offered to Release channel users on September 20, 2022 **New** * Added an option to print only the current page from the print preview dialog. * Firefox now supports partitioned service workers in third-party contexts. You can register service workers in a third-party iframe and it will be partitioned under the top-level domain. * Swipe to navigate (two fingers on a touchpad swiped left or right to perform history back or forward) on Windows is now enabled. * Firefox is now compliant with the User Timing L3 specification, which adds additional optional arguments to the performance.mark and performance.measure methods to provide custom start times, end times, duration, and attached details. * Searching in large lists for individual items is now 2x faster. This performance enhancement replaces array.includes and array.indexOf with an optimized SIMD version. **Fixed** * Stability on Windows is significantly improved as Firefox handles low-memory situations much better. * Touchpad scrolling on macOS was made more accessible by reducing unintended diagonal scrolling opposite of the intended scroll axis. * Firefox is less likely to run out of memory on Linux and performs more efficiently for the rest of the system when memory runs low. * Various [security]( fixes. **Enterprise** Various bug fixes and new policies have been implemented in the latest version of Firefox. You can find more information in the [Firefox for Enterprise 105 Release Notes]( **Developer** [Developer Information]( **Web Platform** Support for the Offscreen Canvas DOM API with full context and font support. The [OffscreenCanvas API]( provides a canvas that can be rendered off-screen in both Window and Web Worker contexts.

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**Version 103.0, first offered to Release channel users on July 26, 2022** **New** - Improved responsiveness on macOS during periods of high CPU load by switching to a modern lock API. - Do you always forget something? Required fields are now highlighted in PDF forms. - Improved performance on high-refresh rate monitors (120Hz+). - Enjoying [Picture-in-Picture]( subtitles feature? It just got better: you can now change subtitles font size directly from the PiP window. Additionally, PiP subtitles are now available at Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Hotstar, and SonyLIV. - Buttons in the Tabs toolbar can now be reached with Tab, Shift+Tab, and Arrow keys. View [this article](*16it7nj*_ga*MTEzNjg4MjY5NC4xNjQ1MjAxMDU3*_ga_MQ7767QQQW*MTY1Njk2MzExMS43LjEuMTY1Njk2MzIzMy4w) for additional details. - Windows' "Make text bigger" accessibility setting now affects all the UI and content pages, rather than only applying to system font sizes. - Rejoice! You can now conveniently access Firefox, which will now be pinned to the Windows taskbar during installation on Windows 10 and 11. (This will also allow for Firefox to be launched quicker after installing.) **Fixed** - Non-breaking spaces are now preserved—preventing automatic line breaks—when copying text from a form control. - Fixed WebGL performance issues on NVIDIA binary drivers via DMA-Buf on Linux. - Fixed an issue in which Firefox startup could be significantly slowed down by the processing of Web content local storage. This had the greatest impact on users with platter hard drives and significant local storage. - Various [security]( fixes. **Changed** - Removed a configuration option to allow SHA-1 signatures in certificates: SHA-1 signatures in certificates—long since determined to no longer be secure enough—are now not supported. **Developer** [Developer Information]( **Web Platform** Your information now has increased protection from online tracking via Total Cookie Protection enabled by default. All third-party cookies are now isolated into partitioned storage.

publicado de forma cruzada desde: > [Activitypub]( is decentralized social networking protocol recommended by the W3C. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content. As part of the work on [Lemmy](, we have implemented some high-level abstractions for handling the server-to-server protocol in Rust. These abstractions are now available as a standalone library. > > The main features are: > > - Data structures for federation are defined by the user, not the library. This gives you maximal flexibility, and lets you accept only messages which your code can handle. Others are rejected automatically during deserialization. > - ObjectId type, wraps the id url and allows for type safe fetching of objects, both from database and HTTP > - Queue for activity sending, handles HTTP signatures, retry with exponential backoff, all in background workers > - Inbox for receiving activities, verifies HTTP signatures, performs other basic checks and helps with routing > - Generic error type (unfortunately this was necessary) > - various helpers for verification, (de)serialization, context etc > > Documentation is currently lacking. If you want to get started with the library, best look at the example. > > The code has already been used in production as part of Lemmy for a long time, without any notable problems. However, ergonomics are lacking and need to be improved. There are also many additional features which would be worth implementing. See the project readme for details. Contributions and suggestions are very much welcome! > > You can find the project here: > > []( > > [](

Mozilla Firefox 102 was released today with a new **privacy feature that strips parameters from URLs that are used to track you around the web.** Numerous companies, including Facebook, Marketo, Olytics, and HubSpot, utilize custom URL query parameters to track clicks on links. With the release of Firefox 102, Mozilla has added the new **'Query Parameter Stripping'** feature that automatically strips various query parameters used for tracking from URLs when you open them, whether that be by clicking on a link or simply pasting the URL into the address bar.

**New** * Tired of too many windows crowding your screen? You can now disable automatic opening of the download panel every time a new download starts. [Read more]( * Firefox now mitigates query parameter tracking when navigating sites in ETP strict mode. * Subtitles and captions for Picture-in-Picture (PiP) are now available at HBO Max, Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Disney+ Hotstar, and SonyLIV. This allows you to view video in a small window pinned to a corner of the screen while navigating between apps or browsing content on the main screen. **Fixed** * When using a screen reader on Windows, pressing enter to activate an element no longer fails or clicks the wrong element and/or another application window. For those blind or with very limited vision, this technology reads out loud what is on the screen, and users can adapt them to their needs (now, on our platform, without errors). * Various [security]( fixes. **Changed** * Improved security by moving audio decoding into a [separate process with stricter sandboxing](, thus improving process isolation. **Enterprise** * Various bug fixes and new policies have been implemented in the latest version of Firefox. You can find more information in the [Firefox for Enterprise 102 Release Notes]( * Firefox 102 is the new Extended Support Release (ESR). Firefox 91 ESR goes out of support on September 20, 2022. (See the [102 ESR release notes]( for more information) **Developer** [Developer Information]( You can now filter style sheets in the Style Editor tab of our developer tools **Web Platform** * TransformStream and ReadableStream.pipeThrough have landed, allowing you to pipe from a ReadableStream to a WritableStream, executing a transformation on each chunk. * ReadableStream, TransformStream, and WritableStream are all transferable now. * Firefox now supports Content-Security-Policy (CSP) integration with WebAssembly. A document with a CSP that restricts scripts will no longer execute WebAssembly unless the policy uses 'unsafe-eval' or the new 'wasm-unsafe-eval' keyword.

**Version 100.0, first offered to Release channel users on May 3, 2022** Thank you to everyone who got us here: To every employee past and present who played a role in delivering Firefox—thank you for your grit and hard work. To every contributor who championed open source, thank you for turning a browser into a movement! Finally, thanks to every user of Firefox—thank you most of all. We didn’t get here—17 years and 100 versions later—without your support. Your choice to use Firefox contributes directly to a better web, keeping it open and accessible to all. It is with a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation that we will continue fighting for this global public resource, putting people over profits. **New** * We now support captions/subtitles display on YouTube, Prime Video, and Netflix videos you watch in Picture-in-Picture. Just turn on the subtitles on the in-page video player, and they will appear in PiP. * [Picture-in-Picture]( now also supports video captions on websites that use WebVTT (Web Video Text Track) format, like, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and many more. * On the first run after install, Firefox detects when its language does not match the operating system language and offers the user a choice between the two languages. * [Firefox spell checking]( now checks spelling in multiple languages. To enable additional languages, select them in the text field’s context menu. * HDR video is now supported in Firefox on Mac—starting with YouTube! Firefox users on macOS 11+ (with HDR-compatible screens) can enjoy higher-fidelity video content. No need to manually flip any preferences to turn HDR video support on—just make sure battery preferences are NOT set to “optimize video streaming while on battery”. * Hardware accelerated AV1 video decoding is enabled on Windows with supported GPUs (Intel Gen 11+, AMD RDNA 2 Excluding Navi 24, GeForce 30). Installing the [AV1 Video Extension]( from the Microsoft Store may also be required. * Video overlay is enabled on Windows for Intel GPUs, reducing power usage during video playback. * Improved fairness between painting and handling other events. This noticeably improves the [performance of the volume slider on Twitch]( * Scrollbars on Linux and Windows 11 won't take space by default. On Linux, users can change this in Settings. On Windows, Firefox follows the system setting (System Settings > Accessibility > Visual Effects > Always show scrollbars). * Firefox now supports [credit card autofill]( and capture in the United Kingdom. * Firefox now ignores less restricted referrer policies—including unsafe-url, no-referrer-when-downgrade, and origin-when-cross-origin—for cross-site subresource/iframe requests to prevent privacy leaks from the referrer. **Fixed** * Users can now choose preferred color schemes for websites. Theme authors can now make better decisions about which color scheme Firefox uses for menus. Web content appearance can now be changed in Settings. * Beginning in this release, the Firefox installer for Windows is signed with a SHA-256 digest, rather than SHA-1. Update KB4474419 is required for successful installation on a computer running Microsoft Windows 7. For more details about this update, visit the [Microsoft Technical Support website]( * In macOS 11+ we now only rasterize the fonts once per window. This means that opening a new tab is fast, and switching tabs in the same window is also fast. (There's still work to do to share fonts across windows, or to reduce the time it takes to initialize these fonts.) * The performance of deeply-nested display: grid elements is greatly improved. * Support for profiling multiple java threads has been added. * Soft-reloading a web page will no longer cause revalidation for all resources. * Non-vsync tasks are given more time to run, which improves behavior on Google docs and Twitch. * Geckoview APIs have been added to control the start/stop time of capturing a profile. * Various [security]( fixes. **Changed** * Firefox has a new focus indicator for links which replaces the old dotted outline with a solid blue outline. This change unifies the focus indicators across form fields and links, which makes it easier to identify the focused link, especially for users with low vision. * New users can now set Firefox as the default PDF handler when setting Firefox as their default browser. * Some websites might not work correctly in Firefox version 100 due to Firefox's new three-digit number. You can read about it in our blog post [here](! See the Mozilla Support [article]( Difficulties opening or using a website in Firefox 100 for possible workarounds you can use. There, you will also find instructions for reporting a broken website so that Mozilla can help fix the problem. Mozilla Support articles for Desktop and Android: []( []( **Enterprise** Various bug fixes and new policies have been implemented in the latest version of Firefox. You can find more information in the [Firefox for Enterprise 100 Release Notes]( **Developer** [Developer Information]( **Web Platform** * Support for the WritableStream API has landed. WritableStreams provide an interface for writing streaming data to a sink object. * Additionally, ReadableStream gained support for the “pipeTo” method, which allows you to connect a ReadableStream to a WritableStream. For example, this would allow you to process data retrieved using “fetch” with the WritableStream Sink object. * Support for WASM Exceptions is now available. This allows C++ exception handling and unwinding/destructing semantics to be expressed in WASM without an additional JavaScript helper code—and at zero cost to code that does not rely on exception semantics.

Firefox 95 will have some JS performance improvement
*Off thread full parsing enables the browser to perform full bytecode parsing of specific JS scripts off the main thread instead of parsing them on the main thread during execution.* *The recent nightly experiment on Full Parsing revealed that off thread full parsing can reduce the amount of time spent executing JS by 10-15% which translates to a median improvement of about 2% in page load time across all segments.* *An interest result from the experiment also showed that in the low cpu segment, enabling full parsing can attain an improvement in page load time of up to 10% and a reduction in JS execution time by up to 20%.* *There is a trade off in memory for this improvement, however. The experiment showed a 1% regression in the median for total memory, and a 4% regression in the worst case above the 80th percentile.* *In general, we believe the risk is low and the trade off in memory is acceptable given the significant improvements in page load time and JS execution time, especially for users with only 1-2 cores.*

Content design considerations for the new Firefox
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Microsoft is Finally Ditching Electron
publicado de forma cruzada desde: > *The senior vice president of Microsoft Teams announced that Teams would be moving to their own Edge Webview2 Rendering Engine ditching Electron for seeking performance gains. It is marketed that Teams would consume 2x less memory as a result of the transition. It would be called Teams 2.0 and might ship with Windows 11 in late 2022.*

Microsoft is Finally Ditching Electron
*The senior vice president of Microsoft Teams announced that Teams would be moving to their own Edge Webview2 Rendering Engine ditching Electron for seeking performance gains. It is marketed that Teams would consume 2x less memory as a result of the transition. It would be called Teams 2.0 and might ship with Windows 11 in late 2022.*

A simple note taking application written in Rust and GTK4. Rnote aims to be a simple but functional note taking application for freehand drawing or annotating pictures or documents. It eventually should be able to import / export various media file formats. One main consideration is that it is vector based, which should make it very flexible in editing and altering the contents.

How to Write a Discord Bot in Rust
Is an article from Medium, that's why I used to share it. thanks to []( for developing this magnificent front-end! <3