Mozilla plans to launch Firefox 77.zero.1 to the Stable channel later today. The new model of the online browser comes only a day after the release of Firefox 77.0 Stable on June 2, 2020.
While it isn’t unusual for Mozilla to launch a smaller replace shortly after a significant model replace, the time between a significant launch and a bug fix launch is normally a very good indicator of the significance of the replace.
The launch notes checklist a single bug:
Disabled computerized number of DNS over HTTPS suppliers throughout a check to allow wider deployment in a extra managed method
The linked bug, 1642723, supplies further perception on the fix. According to its assignee and different contributors, the fix “prefs-off a function” associated to Firefox’s rollout of DNS over HTTPS that precipitated community pressure on the community of the supplier NextDNS.
We want to be ready to roll this out steadily in order that we do not overload any suppliers. Even the dry-run includes up to 10 requests per shopper which might be very important when your entire launch inhabitants updates.
NextDNS is one of the suppliers that Mozilla chosen for inclusion as a default HTTPS over DNS suppliers within the Firefox net browser.
This prefs-off a function that appears to be successfully DDoS’ing NextDNS, one of our DNS over HTTPs suppliers. This patch is obstructing the rollout of Fx77.
DNS over HTTPS is a brand new safety and privateness function that’s being rolled out in Firefox, and likewise accessible in different browsers. Most browser makers, e.g. Google, plan to introduce assist for DNS over HTTPS this 12 months. Microsoft has integrated the function within the firm’s Windows 10 working system as effectively not too long ago.
Mozilla stopped the rollout of Firefox 77.zero Stable due to the bug. The group created a patch and plans to launch it on June three, 2020 to the Firefox Stable inhabitants.
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