July 19, 2024

White Star Release Notes for 29.x series

White Star 29.4.6

This is a security and bugfix release.

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White Star 29.4.5

This is a security update.

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White Star 29.4.4

This is a security update.

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White Star 29.4.3

This is a security update with a few extras.
This update reinstates FUEL again for old extension compatibility. See implementation notes.

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White Star 29.4.2

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Security notice: If you have enabled HTTP Alternative Services for Opportunistic Encryption, it is strongly recommended you disable this at this time through Preferences -> Security -> Opportunistic Encryption -> Enable HTTP Alternative Services for Opportunistic Encryption. This inherently weak transitional technology for http -> https has been compromised and can be abused (partial opt-in bypass). Note that our platform default for this setting (and any other OE) is disabled due to these kinds of inherent risks, as well as lack of transparency about the connection and server contacted. See CVE-2021-38507 for more details about this problem.

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White Star 29.4.1

This is a security update.

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White Star 29.4.0.1

This is an out-of-band update to address the following issue:

In 29.4.0, the optional FUEL component (long since deprecated precursor to the Mozilla Add-On SDK) was removed from White Star. This had unexpected impact on a number of popular extensions as well as a few bits of core functionality that went unnoticed in our pre-release testing and unstable channel.

As part of our commitment to resolving issues and giving extension developers some more time to address any problems with this removal of the component from the browser, this update temporarily restores the FUEL component.

If you are an extension developer relying on FUEL components or namespaces (e.g. implicit 'Application'), please update your extension before the next major release.

White Star 29.4.0

This is a development, bugfix and security release. Our release schedule was adjusted here to provide web compatibility improvements and not just a security update this month.

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White Star 29.3.0

This is a development, bugfix and security release.

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White Star 29.2.1

Changes/fixes: There were no security issues that applied to UXP or White Star this release cycle.

White Star 29.2.0

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White Star 29.1.1

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