Tuesday, April 7th 2009

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 ''Namoroka'' Details Revealed

Mozilla has just released details on what they plan to include for the future version 3.6 of their Firefox browser, and so far it's looking good. Logically, version 3.6 will come after Firefox 3.5 "Shiretoko" is released. The code name for Firefox 3.6 is "Namoroka", from the Namoroka National Park located in the northwestern part of Madagascar. Namoroka will be based on Gecko 1.9.2, with an intended release target of early-to-mid 2010. For the full development schedule of Mozilla Firefox 3.6 please visit the official Mozilla wiki page here.

Namoroka will focus on the following areas:
  • Performance

  • Observable improvements in user-perceptible performance metrics such as startup, time to open a new tab, and responsiveness when interacting with the user interface. Common user tasks should feel faster and more responsive.
  • Personalization & Customization

  • Simplify the development, discovery, installation and management of browser customization and functional extension. Where possible, provide a custom fit user experience based on a user's interaction history. Act in the user's interests, leveraging existing knowledge about their identity and browsing habits.
  • Task Based Navigation

  • Allow users to organize their tabs, history, downloaded files, and other resources according to the task they were attempting to accomplish. Provide support for executing common web-based tasks, mash-up style, without having to visit a website.
  • Web Application Support

  • Blur the distinction between web and desktop applications, providing web developers with the tools required to create rich application experiences for a user who is connected or disconnected from the Internet. Act as the intermediary between web applications and the user's OS desktop.
  • System Integration

  • Integrate with the look and feel of the host operating system, including data-level interactions with existing system services such as dictionaries.
Source: Mozilla
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8 Comments on Mozilla Firefox 3.6 ''Namoroka'' Details Revealed

#1
kiriakost
Good news , but what i care most , are about one function , that can make a complete backup of the user settings , bookmarks passwords and stuff ..

:)
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#2
to6ko91
kiriakost said:
Good news , but what i care most , are about one function , that can make a complete backup of the user settings , bookmarks passwords and stuff ..

:)
xmark ??
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#3
mdm-adph
kiriakost said:
Good news , but what i care most , are about one function , that can make a complete backup of the user settings , bookmarks passwords and stuff ..

:)
You're looking for the FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) -- already does what you need.

Live it. Learn it. Love it.
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#4
xenos
mdm-adph said:
Live it. Learn it. Love it.
I can smell cheese...

Good extension though :)
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#5
TotalChaos
kiriakost said:
Good news , but what i care most , are about one function , that can make a complete backup of the user settings , bookmarks passwords and stuff ..

:)
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
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#6
Haytch
Extentions, Plug-ins. Why not buy the Modzilla Fully Bloated Operating System ?

MFB-O.S
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#7
kiriakost
FEBE looks promising .. :)

mozbackup is something that i have all ready test , and works .... not tested with the latest FF version .

I would wish to was a permanent tool like that , on Firefox .


Never the less , i like to thank you all, for the links . ;)
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#8
mdm-adph
Haytch said:
Extentions, Plug-ins. Why not buy the Modzilla Fully Bloated Operating System ?

MFB-O.S
I really don't see what you're criticizing. Isn't it better that Mozilla offers ways to make this functionality optional instead of bundling it? Isn't that what people are lauding Microsoft for now (putting Windows programs in optional "packs" instead of bundling them)?
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