Chrome Dev Summit 2021, Edge for Linux, Firefox 94, Polypane 7, Angular 13, and TypeScript 4.5 RC | Front End News #042

Chrome Dev Summit 2021, Edge for Linux, Firefox 94, Polypane 7, Angular 13, and TypeScript 4.5 RC

— Front End News #042 | 8 noiembrie 2021 —

I have lots of browser news for you this week. Chrome Dev Summit 2021 is still running, but we have a summary of all their announcements. The stable version of Edge is finally available for Linux users. Firefox 94 is out, bringing you better security and some performance improvements. Polypane is now at version 7, with lots of new and exciting features. And the main software updates are Angular 13 and TypeScript 4.5 RC.

Chrome Dev Summit 2021

Chrome Dev Summit 2021 is a big event in the browser industry at this time of the year. It is a two-week-long event, with lots of workshops, learning lounges, and live discussions. It is also the time and place where the Chrome team makes their important announcements. Here are the highlights of this edition:

This summary is just scratching the surface therefore I invite you to find more info in the article below.

Browser news


The Microsoft Edge team published their November update. The highlight, in my opinion, is the announcement that the stable version of Edge is now available for Linux users. There are more achievements claimed in the announcement, but I let you check them yourselves.


Firefox 94 is now rolling out to all users. The updates are focused on privacy, with Site Isolation (first announced back in May) and the official Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension with Mozilla VPN integration. This extension separates cookies by container so that you can use the web with multiple identities or accounts at the same time.

The team claims improved performance on multiple platforms:

Let's not forget the Colorways: six themes for your browser to "suit (or lift) your every mood". Their words, not mine... Also, available for a limited time only.

Polypane 7

I was about to publish this issue when I got the notification that Polypane has just released version 7. This update runs on the beta version of Chromium 96. The updates are too many to list them all, but here are some highlights:

If this is of interest to you, be sure to check the release notes.

Software updates and releases

Wrapping things up

That's about all I have for this update. If you enjoyed this newsletter, there are a couple of ways to support it. You can share the link to this issue on social media, and follow me on Twitter. Each one of these helps me out, and I'd appreciate your consideration.

Have a great and productive time, keep yourselves safe, and I will see you again next time!

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