Category: Mozilla

Mozilla Won’t Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After All

By | August 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mozilla Won't Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After AllMozilla will not get rid of the version number present in Firefox’s “About” box after all, putting an end to a  rather heated debate that first surfaced a few weeks ago.

There are no plans to adjust the version number. It will remain in its current place in the About window, and we are going to continue with the current numbering scheme. - Alex Faaborg, a principal designer at Mozilla

In another message in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion list, Faaborg blamed “miscommunication inside of the user experience team” for the commotion about the departing version number.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

By | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

Mozilla To Ditch Firefox Version Number

By | August 17, 2011 | 47 Comments

Mozilla To Ditch Firefox Version Number, Incurs BacklashMozilla’s decision to strip the version number from Firefox’s “About” dialog box has been greeted by a nearly unanimous thumbs down, according to a lengthy, and at times heated, debate on a company discussion list.

The pushback was the second in as many months against Mozilla, which found itself the center of a late June controversy over its apparent lack of interest in enterprise customers. Asa Dotzler, a director of Firefox, explained why Mozilla was dumping the version number in a thread in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion group.
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Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

By | August 16, 2011 | 14 Comments

Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

Orders more wholesale.

Continuing its sweet tradition, the software giant has sent a gift to Mozilla Corporation, congratulating them on the Firefox 6 release. What is that, you ask? A delicious cupcake.

Unfortunately for Mozilla, Microsoft has decided not to send a full sized cake, which would’ve been sent prior the rapid release cycle introduction. Still, a nice gesture nonetheless.

Via Neowin

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

By | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

[Thanks, asknobody]

Firefox’s Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% To 30%

By | August 11, 2011 | 11 Comments

Firefox's Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% to 30%Firefox 7, set to ship in late September, will be quite a bit faster because of recent efforts to plug the browser’s memory leaks. Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote credited the “MemShrink” project for closing memory bugs in the browser and producing a faster Firefox. MemShrink was announced approximately two months ago.

Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20% to 30% less, and sometimes as much as 50% less. This means that Firefox 7 is faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, particularly if you have many websites open at once and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts. - Nicholas Nethercote, programmer at Mozilla

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 8th

By | August 8, 2011 | 8 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 8th

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

New Web Based Mobile OS By Mozilla On The Way

By | July 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

New Web Based Mobile OS By Mozilla On The Way

It appears as if Mozilla is planning on developing what is deemed a truly open source mobile operating system based on the web. An HTML5 based mobile OS, to be exact.
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Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess Browsing

By | July 20, 2011 | 37 Comments

Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess BrowsingAccording to Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director, via a blog post, Mozilla has renewed its efforts to bring multiprocess browsing to Firefox. The post stresses the key advantages that process isolation will transfer to Firefox and tackles some of the requirements for Mozilla’s implementation.

Although multiprocess browsing became a higher priority for Mozilla after the release of Firefox 4, it is still not clear when the feature might land. Current and upcoming versions of Firefox do not yet have the feature, so chances that the it might hit the public by the end of this year are slim.
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