January 31, 2023

White Star Release Notes

White Star 32.0.0

This is a new milestone release. Primary focus for this milestone is web compatibility, in particular Regular Expression extensions, standards compliance issues and further JPEG-XL support. This milestone now offers full coverage of the ECMAScript 2016-2020 JavaScript specifications, with the exception of BigInt primitives.

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White Star 31.4.2

This is a bugfix and security update.

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White Star 31.4.1

This is a bugfix release.

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White Star 31.4.0

This is a major development update, adding JPEG-XL image support among other things.

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White Star 31.3.1

This is a security and compatibility update.

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White Star 31.3.0.1

This is a small update to back out the changes to handling of flex containers in 31.3.0 since it caused severe usability issues on several websites.

White Star 31.3.0

This is a major development, bugfix and security release.

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White Star 31.2.0

This is a major bugfix and development update. Some of these updates were actually in the 31.1.1 White Star release, due to my use of the master branch instead of release, to support Apple Silicon.

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White Star 31.1.1

This is a security update.

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Rejected patches were for behavioral changes to long-standing drag and drop behavior that were marked as potential security issues. The amount of social engineering and user interaction required to abuse this behavior however has made it not a real practical issue over the past 9 years and the measures required to work around it as Mozilla has now done were considered disproportional in complexity and impact on browser behavior to warrant accepting them.

White Star 31.1.0

This is a new milestone release.

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This is a major development update, focusing on media support, browser stability, performance and web compatibility.

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White Star 31.0.0

This is a new milestone release.

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