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Firefox 4: fast, powerful and empowering Firefox 4: fast, powerful and empowering Presentation Transcript

  • Firefox 4 1
  • Wait - what happened to Firefox 3.7? • Firefox 3.7 primarily motivated by out of process plugins • UX team suggested longer “bake time” for theme update • Jetpack reboot removed dependency pressures • New engineering capabilities allowed for back-porting • We turned Firefox 3.7 into Firefox 3.6.4 2
  • Wait - what happened to Firefox 3.7? 3.6 3.6.1 3.6.3 3.6.4 Firefox 3.6 OOPP The primary goal for Firefox 3.7 was out of process plugins, which will be shipped to users in Firefox 3.6.4 Firefox.next A1 A2 A3 A4 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 3
  • Firefox 4 4
  • Firefox 4 - Motivation 1. Who uses Firefox? 2. What are those people trying to do? 3. How can Firefox be the best tool for the job? 4. What does Firefox need to succeed? 5. How can Firefox help lead the Open Web forward? 5
  • Firefox 4 - Motivation • Who uses Firefox? • End users (early adopters, mainstream) • Web developers (early adopters, mainstream) • Firefox developers (wait - that’s us!) 6
  • Firefox 4 - Motivation • What are those people trying to do? • Users: interact, create, find, learn, experience, control • Developers: build, create, express, impress, reach How can we lead How can Firefox be the Open Web? the best tool for this? What does Firefox need to succeed? 7
  • Firefox Themes for users... for web developers... Fast, friendly and empowering Tools for capable, fast Web apps Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation New HTML5 / Web technologies Control your relationship with websites Native multimedia capabilities Personalize and customize Great developer tools a technology base that’s... Fast, secure, optimized Faster JS, DOM, and UI Stable & secure by design 8 Optimized for today’s hardware
  • Firefox 4 - Plan for Users Fast, friendly and empowering Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation New, sleek, simpler default theme Control your relationship with websites Fewer user interface controls Fewer pixels between user and content Personalize and customize Performance optimizations (user experience) User experience improvements No more modal dialogs No interruptions at startup Updates apply in the background Faster navigation for today’s web users Switch to tab Dedicated “application tabs” PLANS Tab Candy MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • PLANS MIGHT Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation New sleek, simpler default theme CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • PLANS MIGHT Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation Performance optimizations CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • PLANS MIGHT Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation Faster navigation for today’s web users CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - Plan for Users Fast, friendly and empowering Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation Control your relationship with websites Simple, powerful control over websites’ permissions Personalize and customize One-click overview of user/site relationship Backup and share user data with Firefox Sync Single click sign on to websites PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • PLANS Managing your relationship MIGHT Control over websites’ permissions CHANGE with websites (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - Plan for Users Fast, friendly and empowering Simpler, cleaner, faster navigation Control your relationship with websites Personalize and customize New customization management interface Easier to discover and find relevant add-ons Install add-ons without restart Jetpack based add-ons running out of process PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • PLANS MIGHT Personalize and customize New Add-ons Manager CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 for Users: Risks and gaps Theme Current Projects Gaps & Risks • Started theme changes on trunk Simple, clean • Switch-to-tab on trunk, “App Tabs” work started • Work begun to remove modal dialogs • Need to prioritize and resource user experience performance issues • Need to identify measurements & targets for performance issues fast navigation • Work planned for updater improvements • Need to address performance problems from dirty profiles • User experience performance issues identified • Must quickly finalize use cases and designs for permissions manager Giving users • Designsfor user control over permissions started • Weave planning to be ready for first beta • Must resource permissions manager work control & ownership • Account Manager evaluation version released • Solid Weave integration plan • Account Manager specification still in flux Full ability for • New extension manager landed • Jetpack work underway • Compatibility issues from API changes customization • New AMO interactiveness plans begun • Evangelism of Jetpack and API changes PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - Plan for Web Developers Tools for capable, fast Web apps Bidirectionally connected apps (Websockets) New HTML5 / Web technologies Better AJAX-y interactions (PushState) Native multimedia capabilities New interactions (gesture & multi-touch) Easier layout and styling (CSS3) Great developer tools HTML5 Parser (HTML5) Content creation (contentEditable, HTML5 forms) Structured data storage (IndexedDB) PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - Plan for Web Developers Tools for capable, fast Web apps New HTML5 / Web technologies Animation of web content (CSS Transitions,SMIL) Native multimedia capabilities Animation API (RefreshDriver) Great developer tools High quality native video playback (<video>) High quality native audio playback (<audio>) Faster 2D drawing (<canvas>) Fullscreen API 3D capabilities (WebGL) PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - Plan for Web Developers Tools for capable, fast Web apps New HTML5 / Web technologies Native multimedia capabilities Firebug compatibility Great developer tools Remote JavaScript Debugger Web Console Web Inspector New profile manager Timer API Memory Diagnostic Tools PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • PLANS MIGHT Great developer tools Console, Inspector CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 for Web Developers: Risks and gaps Theme Current Projects Gaps & Risks • CSS3, HTML5 implementation (partial) • WebSockets, CSP, PushState implementation mostly complete • Need to prioritize and evangelize based on web developer need New HTML5/Web • Multitouch Gestures in DOM underway • IndexedDB specification unlikely to be finalized Technologies • IndexedDB spec & implementation • contentEditable bugfixes, HTML5 forms project specified • contentEditable / HTML5 form work likely to be partial • decisions on shipping implementations of unfinished specifications • CSS3, SMIL and RefreshDriver for controlling animation • OurCSS syntax maps to W3C, doesn’t match WebKit Native multimedia • updated native video support • Fullscreen API specified • videocodec path under investigation capabilities • WebGL implementation started, resourced • WebGL underresourced, driver requirements risky • some user control issues with fullscreen API • Web Console and Web Inspector work started • Inspector is behind schedule Great developer • about:memory partially implemented • Console is not as visually appealing as WebKit tools tools • Firebug compatibility tracking • about:memory needs additional resources PLANS • JSD2 planned, work starting • Profile Manager is unowned MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4: Plan for Platform JägerMonkey HTML5 Parser off main thread 64 bit support Startup timeline optimizations Reduced I/O operations on main thread JS threads and GC DOM Performance improvements Layers for compositing, scrolling Pathological performance investigations Fast, secure, optimized Faster JS, DOM, and UI PLANS MIGHT Stable & secure by design CHANGE (please don’t overreport) Optimized for today’s hardware
  • Firefox 4: Plan for Platform CSP (allowing secure pages) :visited fix (privacy) ForceTLS (authenticated login) CritSmash Early Security Reviews PAKE (authenticated login) Fast, secure, optimized Faster JS, DOM, and UI PLANS MIGHT Stable & secure by design CHANGE (please don’t overreport) Optimized for today’s hardware
  • Firefox 4: Plan for Platform Graphics compositing with Layers Hardware acceleration using Direct2D Multitouch support Aero Peek integration OSX integration Standards for contacts, cameras, microphones Fast, secure, optimized Faster JS, DOM, and UI PLANS MIGHT Stable & secure by design CHANGE (please don’t overreport) Optimized for today’s hardware
  • Firefox 4 Platform: Risks and gaps Theme Current Projects Gaps & Risks • JägerMonkey work started • JägerMonkey targets still under evaluation Faster JS, DOM and • DOM performance improvements begun • JS threads and GC plan in place • DOM performance measurements hard to prove UI responsivness • Over 50% of I/O off the main thread • Our use of cache is potentially holding us back immensely • Several ideas for responsiveness, but all unowned • Layers for graphic compositing and scrolling improvements Stable and secure • :visited • CSP, change complete ForceTLS implementations well underway • No sandboxing beyond OOPP for Jetpack and plugins by design • CritSmash program tracking to targets • Direct 2D optimizations Optimized for • Harfbuzz for text rendering • Decisions need to be made for supported/unsupported OSes • No plan for Firefox on touch-based devices (Fennec only?) today’s hardware • Multitouch support • Need plan for driver hell in Direct2D space PLANS • Windows 7 feature integration MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4: Release Milestones 3.6 3.6.1 3.6.3 3.6.4 3.6.5 3.6.6 3.6.7 3.6.8 Firefox 3.6 OOPP mozilla 2010 summit String, UI freeze Firefox 4 frequent beta updates ship A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 Beta RC1 API freeze Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - Beta Program • Aimed at early adopters and mainstream users • Frequent updates (14 - 21 days) • Interactive • Focused on gathering feedback and data from “the field” PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox 4 - First Beta (OMGNOTFINALDONOTQUOTE ) just beltzner’s proposal • Most of the new theme for user evaluation • New extension manager for user / add-on developer evaluation • Tab management improvements, basic application tab support • HTML5 parser, CSS3 transitions, CSP, WebSockets, :visited • “Reference” Layers implementation PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • Firefox Platform: Doing two things at once • in 2009 and early 2010 we proved that we can split our focus • once we branch for beta, must have plans in place • priority will be given to full content/chrome process separation • will start developing & communicating those plans next month PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don’t overreport)
  • project updates mondays @ 11am pt Firefox 4 development tracking tuesdays @ 11am pt product planning wednesdays @ 11am pt