Mozilla Will Launch Firefox 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 And 7.0 This year

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Mozilla has launched its roadmap regarding its web browser, Firefox, and roadmap states that Firefox 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 will be launched by the end of this year. Quite surprise no? Mozilla will launch Firefox for different platforms and OS too.

Mozilla Roadmap Says :-

  • 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.

So What Mozilla Building :-

  • Firefox Front End,
  • Simple Sharing,
  • Animations in the user interface,
  • 50 high priority polish issues for common task flows,
  • Asynchronous Places,
  • Account Manager,
  • Remove Smart Search functionality from Bookmark Manager,
  • Electrolysis,
  • Web Application Install/Uninstall Support,
  • Process-per-tab to mitigate effects of crashes

Web Platform :-

  • Hardware Accelerate <canvas>,
  • CSS 3D Transforms,
  • Seamless switch to full screen video,
  • Websockets,
  • input type=camera, video,
  • Low Power mode,
  • Indexed DB,

Gecko Platform Development :-

  • Gather performance metrics from users,
  • Support Windows 64-bit builds,
  • Document how to design a common platform to be used for interchangeably running desktop, mobile or chrome less web apps,
  • Integrate with new OSX 10.7 user interface,
  • Integrate with new Android 3.0 user interface,
  • Ensure JIT performs well on modern ARM CPU families.

Mozilla’s Product Roadmap :-

Firefox 5

  • Account Manager,
  • Simple Sharing UI,
  • UI Animation,
  • 64 Bit on Windows

Firefox 6

  • Web Applications,
  • Faster Cache,
  • OSX 10.7,
  • JS Optimizations

Firefox 7

  • e10s? deXBLification?
  • Anything that improves responsiveness and is ready,
  • Anything that improves stability and is ready,
  • Anything that polishes the user interface and is read
  • Anything else serving product priorities and is ready
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