from that issue:
> I'll be stopping providing new LibreWolf builds, and it's possible I'll abandon the port altogether in the near future.
So, unless I'll find someone who will take care of the port, it would be better to remove the instructions.
more details inside, and many thanks to the person who provided the port during these months!
hello! v106.0.1 is rolling out on all platforms.
some might have already got a v106.0 update, others will be upgraded directly to the newer version as the releases were condensed into one, since they occurred within 48 hrs from each other upstream.
- rebased to latests firefox;
- updated settings: there have been many minor changes in the past few releses, I suggest looking at the [changelog](https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/settings/-/blob/master/docs/Changelog.md) of the past few versions;
- hide firefox view for now, we will eventually patch it and re-introduce it in a revisited form later on!
enjoy and be safe :-)
FYI: if you prefer to use a different instance, [mickie](https://jeremmy.ml/u/mickie) created a librewolf community of at https://jeremmy.ml. I will try my best to keep an eye on stuff posted over there too :-)
a bit late to the party, but v104 has been released in the past few days, depending on your platform.
the changelog is very small this time, I blame august:
- all changes from firefox v104;
- updated some patches that broke;
- updated settings to v6.9, which is mostly a cleanup.
look I said it wasn't that much..but enjoy it :-)
I forgot the changelog for v102 but here's the one for v103 instead.
* all upstream fixes from FF103
* updated, fixed and deprecated patches.
* in particular you might have noticed an issue with uBO disappearing, it's now fixed.
* add release for OpenSuse Tumbleweed.
* updated build documentation.
* updated base macOS SDK to 11+.
* updated settings to v6.7.
* as the upstream cookie pref migration is finished you should no longer experience lost cookies.
* IPv6 is no longer disabled by default.
* updated some description in the UI.
* fix printing in flatpak.
an even more detailed issue and merge request overview is available in the [meta for v103](https://gitlab.com/groups/librewolf-community/-/epics/3).
if you want to contribute check our gitlab, follow the labels and the epic for the next release.
if you want to report something please use gitlab, follow the guidelines and check known issues.
we back again with a new release, out on some platforms, building on others.
- all upstream fixes from firefox v101.0.
- settings v6.5, mostly a minor cleanup.
- multi-language support in the UI for all versions of the browser, all fully rebranded.
- windows releases and source tarballs are now signed.
enjoy, and as always feedback is appreciated :-)
hello, the new release is out on all platforms.
- all upstream fixes from firefox v100.0, happy birthday!
- easter egg to celebrate v100 :-)
- settings v6.4, meaning:
- improved robustness of certificate revocation false positives, in case of corner cases.
- UI for cookie clearing is now more consistent.
- updated uBO.
- patched new theme UI if RFP is enabled.
- rebased some patches.
- remapped some more links in the UI.
~~we also have a known issue that causes the main page to display as empty. we worked on a fix and it will be included in the next release.~~
the content of our website has also been updated, including [the faq](https://librewolf.net/docs/faq/) and the [addons](https://librewolf.net/docs/addons/) sections.
a great post that was published a few years ago on Matt Traudt's blog with some tips for people using Tor and the Tor Browser.
it also addresses common misconceptions like disabling JS and using fingerprinting tests, which unfortunately I see floating around every other day on the internet.
hello, the new release should be out on all platforms. sorry for the delay we had some slowdowns with the settings and then a good portion of our patches needed a rebase. we should have done stuff earlier but personal life got in the way, but well here we are in the end :-)
- based on firefox 99.
- settings v6.1, which means:
- removed some settings that became deprecated in v99.
- general cleanup to remove some redundant prefs.
- updated librewolf specific UI:
- we had to fully rebase it.
- new option to enable firefox sync. requires a restart atm.
- new option to harden cross origin referrers even further. I noticed it looks slightly broken, it might need a fix during the next few days.
- updated uBO.
- remapped a bunch of UI links.
- fixed more patches.
- increased security of the build process by checking mozilla's signature on the source code.
again sorry it took 4-5 days rather than the usual 1 to 3 days. enjoy!
hello :-) as usual the new librewolf release is on its way or already out, depending on your platform.
- based on firefox 98.
- settings [v6.0](https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/settings/-/blob/master/docs/Changelog.md#anchor-60), which means:
- OCSP is now enabled for cases in which CRL cannot check a certificate and we need a fallback. OCSP will be stapled and in hard-fail mode, so that privacy and security are as good as they can be.
- as a nice side effect this fixed OCSP's UI.
- force custom mode for history.
- always on private browsing and other modes are also hidden in the UI as they provide no benefit.
- tracking protection UI is now also hidden as we decided to got for strict mode and nothing else. we noticed most users were flipping it as they wrongly assumed it caused breakage so we figured it was best to hide it to avoid confusion. a nice disclaimer was added instead.
- update uBO and its assets.
- windows portable can now be run everywhere and the folder where it resides can also be moved around.
the MR that updates the documentation is also done and waiting to be merged soon. I hope y'all stay safe during these difficult times in europe, enjoy the release.
hello everyone, new librewolf release on the way or already out, depending on your platform.
* based on firefox 97.
* thanks to [bsys5](https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/bsys5) it is now possible to build librewolf inside a docker container on all platforms and for all platforms. two of our core members have done a terrific job with this.
* the source repo has received some more love as we added and documented more stuff. building should be easier than ever.
* settings [v5.5](https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/settings/-/blob/master/docs/Changelog.md#anchor-55) which means:
* history is no longer disabled but just cleared on close.
* stripping of tracking elements from urls, both natively and by fetching and enabling [an extra list in uBO](https://github.com/DandelionSprout/adfilt/discussions/163) when a new profile is created.
* some of you might have noticed how this was introduced a release ago.
* the uBO lists will not be changed for new profiles to avoid changing users settings.
* TLS downgrades are now session-only.
* for user convenience it is now possible to enable firefox sync in librewolf with one click.
* the settings list has been reordered and some more documentation has been added.
* the about menu and the librewolf specific UI have received some minor cosmetic changes.
next step is probably updating the website to reflect the changes in this release.
as usual feedback is appreciated but do not get issue happy as we just closed 150+ old ones where users didn't provide details for, or where they simply didn't read the faq. joking, but not completely.
hi everyone! the new release is either out or on the way, and this is a pretty big one for us.
- based on firefox v96.
- built with a new semi-unified build process:
- librewolf now has its own [source repo](https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/), meaning that building from source is now overall easier.
- unified patches and build options across releases.
- all releases now include a librewolf-specific section of the settings, where you can control different aspects of the browser. this UI has updated and improved from its old version, which was present only on windows releases.
- settings [v5.1](https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/settings/-/blob/master/docs/Changelog.md), which mainly means:
- extensions auto-updates.
- push notifications are back, as we now isolate service workers instead of disabling them.
- some behavioral preferences were reverted to their original firefox value.
- the selection of search engines has changed a bit.
- when RFP is disabled the user agent does no longer present the browser as LibreWolf, but instead it shows as Firefox. this solves a number of compatibility issues, in particular on streaming services and on mozilla extension store. if you were spoofing your user agent to access these websites you should stop doing it.
- users are no longer forced to use `en-US` as the language for the UI of the browser, as finally librewolf allows to use different language packs, while still spoofing everything to `en-US` for websites. you can control this aspect like you would in firefox, with no overrides involved.
good update y'all!
I'm currently working on re-evaluating our search engine selection (reading privacy policies and all that good stuff), to see what to keep, remove, maybe add. I figured I might use some input from lemmy.
- what do you use out of the ones we include? is anyone actually using search engines like qwant and metager?
- do you add any search engine to librewolf?
if you're curious bout my notes on this -> https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/settings/-/issues/111