Mozilla plans to release Firefox 58.0.2 to the stable channel in the next 24-hour period. The new version of the browser fixes two crash issues, a signature issue on Mac OS X devices, and issues on Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook web mail service.
The new version of Firefox updates the release channel of the web browser. It is the second minor update following the release of Firefox 58.0 which was released on January 22, 2018.
Firefox 58.0.1 patched a critical security issue in version 58.0 and a blank page load issue on Windows for certain security configurations.
Firefox users can run a manual check for updates in the browser with a click on Menu > Help > About Firefox. Firefox should pick up the release (as soon as it is released officially), and download and install the update automatically on the system.
Update: The official release notes are up!
Firefox 58.0.2 is another minor release for the release channel. It fixes two crash issues in the browser:
- Blocklisted graphics drivers related to off main thread painting crashes
- Tab crash during printing
Firefox users who ran into these issues may want to update the browser asap to resolve the issues.
The new stable version of Firefox addresses two additional issues. The first addresses an issue on Mac OS X systems where updates to the browser may lead to signature issues sometimes.
The second fixes “clicking links and scrolling emails” on Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook web mail services.
It is not uncommon to release minor updates after major browser updates. Two common purposes of minor updates are to fix security issues and stability issues in the browser.
We will update the article when the official release notes are published by Mozilla. It is not uncommon that they list other changes that preliminary release notes don’t cover.
The next major Firefox stable release is expected on March 13, 2018 according to the current Firefox release schedule.
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