I just uploaded a pre-release of Iceweasel 3.6.4 to experimental. This is an important milestone for several reasons:
- Last time I was able to push a pre-release was almost 2 years ago. This means the keeping up with upstream is mostly done. This also means I should be ready to create a 3.7alpha5 package when upstream releases it.
- It includes a new feature: Out of Process Plugins. This means plugins instances are sandboxed and if they crash, they won’t take the browser down with them (finally). In this release, only the Adobe flash plugin is sandboxed, but it should be enough for the vast majority of plugin induced crashes.
- Upstream is particularly interested in feedback from Debian (experimental) users for this pre-release, as they usually don’t get much feedback from their own linux pre-release builds except from the test suite.