Pushes turbo button.
It looks like Mozilla is following Google’s Chrome path and will be releasing not 1 but 3 “major” Firefox versions this year.
According to the official roadmap, the following goals were set:
- Ship Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the 2011 calendar year
- Always respond to a user action within 50 ms
- Never lose user data or state
- Build Web Apps, Identity and Social into the Open Web Platform
- Support new operating systems and hardware
- Polish the user experience for common interaction tasks
- Plan and architect for a future of a common platform on which the desktop and mobile products will be built and run Web Apps
Mike Beltzner, the Director of Mozilla’s Firefox said:
Changing the way we ship products will require the re-evaluation of many assumptions and a large shift in the way we think about the size of a ‘major’ release
The criteria for inclusion should be no regressions [new bugs], well understood effects for users, and completion in time for a planned release vehicle.
Here is what’s planned so far:
Simple Sharing UI
64 Bit on Windows
Whether this move is a result of pretty much flat Firefox market share for the last year remains a mystery, but we would like to think so.
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