firefox.next
  vision/rationale/plan
5 years of Firefox
(look at those download numbers!)
this is my point:
the best way to support the mozilla
mission is to deliver new, open web
technology as quickly as possible
why we ship
 it demonstrates our technology
 it improves user experiences
 it provides an open option
 it makes the web be...
speed
 firefox 1.5    ...12 months
 firefox 2.0    ...11 months
 firefox 3.0    ...21 months
 firefox 3.5    ...12 months



 ...
going faster
                                 will let us show more
                                 will let us do more
 ...
who is it
that we
need to
outrun?




   image courtesy of stock.xchng
these guys
new competition
 competition was once about
 proprietary browser features


 competition is now about
 control over techno...
this is the threat:
the collaborative, collective development
model that built the web may be replaced
we can
               go faster




photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nchill4x4/3022100845
speedier
               firefox 1.5                              ...12 months
               firefox 2.0                    ...
without
                                direction
                                fast can
                               ...
firefox direction
  strong user experience

  open web platform

  built on solid foundation


  all putting the user at
  ...
user experience
 navigation
 interaction
 identity
 personalization
 socialization
open web platform
 HTML5
 web application engine
 rich media technology
 3d graphics
 access to built in devices
solid foundation
 speed
 stability
 security
 privacy
 interoperability
roadmap     (subject to change, as always!)


 2010 firefox 3.6       personas, plugin updates, full screen video, CSS
    ...
challenges
 communication and co-ordination
 branch management & tools
 localization
 update and maintenance
 product/feat...
firefox.next
                                     let’s make it happen
beltzner@mozilla.com                                ...
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After five years, Mozilla Firefox steps boldly into a rejuvenated and competitive technology space of its own making. To continue to succeed, Firefox must move faster and with strong direction.

(First presented at MozCamp EU 2009 by Mike Beltzner)

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Firefox.next: going faster

  1. firefox.next vision/rationale/plan
  2. 5 years of Firefox (look at those download numbers!)
  3. this is my point: the best way to support the mozilla mission is to deliver new, open web technology as quickly as possible
  4. why we ship it demonstrates our technology it improves user experiences it provides an open option it makes the web better
  5. speed firefox 1.5 ...12 months firefox 2.0 ...11 months firefox 3.0 ...21 months firefox 3.5 ...12 months ... ie7 was 60 months ... ie8 was 17 months ... chrome3 was 4 months
  6. going faster will let us show more will let us do more will let us iterate more openly means smaller projects means frequent releases means doing 2 things at once image courtesy of stock.xchng
  7. who is it that we need to outrun? image courtesy of stock.xchng
  8. these guys
  9. new competition competition was once about proprietary browser features competition is now about control over technology “open source” vs “open like the web”
  10. this is the threat: the collaborative, collective development model that built the web may be replaced
  11. we can go faster photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nchill4x4/3022100845
  12. speedier firefox 1.5 ...12 months firefox 2.0 ...11 months firefox 3.0 ...21 months firefox 3.5 ...12 months firefox 3.6 ... 6 months firefox 3.7 ... 5 months firefox 4.0 ... 6 months photos from http://www.flickr.com/photos/43130906@N04/3989145893/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/42000933@N02/3979715423/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/adhe55/2591856819/
  13. without direction fast can be risky image courtesy of stock.xchng
  14. firefox direction strong user experience open web platform built on solid foundation all putting the user at the centre of the open web
  15. user experience navigation interaction identity personalization socialization
  16. open web platform HTML5 web application engine rich media technology 3d graphics access to built in devices
  17. solid foundation speed stability security privacy interoperability
  18. roadmap (subject to change, as always!) 2010 firefox 3.6 personas, plugin updates, full screen video, CSS gradients, js ctypes, more responsive, more 2010 stable, faster, WinCE, Maemo 2010 2010 firefox 3.7 weave, tab management, new theme, animation, out of process plugins, more responsive, more stable, faster, Android? 2010 firefox 4.0 jetpack, new user interface, task based browsing, content creation tools, process separation, more responsive, more stable, faster 2011 2010 firefox 4.1 ... more responsive, more stable, faster
  19. challenges communication and co-ordination branch management & tools localization update and maintenance product/feature direction co-ordination across groups
  20. firefox.next let’s make it happen beltzner@mozilla.com other than stock.xchng photos, all content licensed CC-Attribution-ShareAlike-3.0 and on facebook, twitter & flickr http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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