After a gap of nearly three months, Waterfox 18.0.1 has been released, bringing the Firefox variant for 64-bit versions of Windows bang up to date. Its return is welcome news considering Mozilla recently dropped its own 64-bit Windows build from the Nightly codebase, and allows
The delay in releasing Waterfox -- also available as a portable build -- has been attributed to major bugs in the Intel C++ compiler, which is used by developer Alex K to produce Waterfox from the Firefox source code.
As expected, Waterfox 18.0.1 includes all the new features, performance improvements and bug fixes introduced in versions 17 and 18 of Firefox. These include the first revision of the new Social API and support for Facebook Messenger, click-to-play blocklisting, tweaked Address bar with larger icons and various developer improvements, including a new markup panel in the Page Inspector.