The Future of Firefox
Tristan Nitot, President & Founder,
                     Mozilla Europe
Mozilla is doomed!
JWZ, March 1999
November 2001
March 2005
Some help from the
    audience?
Source: xitimonitor.com, Oct ‘07
Firefox 3
Firefox 3

• Based on Gecko 1.9
 • Reflow refactoring
 • Cairo Graphics Library
 • Improvements in memory management
 • Pas...
Firefox 3: engine update
• Better memory management
• Snappier
• Better standards support, passes Acid 2
• Full page zoom
...
FX3: UI changes

• Visual refresh still to come
• Toolbar rearrange
• Page info redesign
• New download manager
• Visual d...
“The awesome bar”


• Goal: reinvent bookmarks
• Merging history, bookmarks and adding
  tagging
Mozilla 2: issues we’re
      trying to solve

• More performance, smaller footprint
  (running on less powerful platforms...
Tools


• DeCOMtamination (rewriting tools to
  massively update the codebase)
• Tamarin JIT Compiler JS2 engine
Firefox Mobile
• Plans announced October 9th, 2007
• Based on Mozilla 2 (e.g. will take some
  time, and Firefox 3 will *n...
Ways to Get Involved
• Use Firefox
• Spread the word
  spreadfirefox.com

• Give us feedback
• Write an Add-on
  developer....
Thank you very much!
  nitot@mozilla-europe.org


               Ideas were shamelessly stolen:
               from at lea...
Thunderbird Future
•   Hired David Ascher (formerly with ActiveState)

•   Allocated $3MM for creating a Mozilla
    Found...
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The Future of Firefox

  1. The Future of Firefox Tristan Nitot, President & Founder, Mozilla Europe
  2. Mozilla is doomed!
  3. JWZ, March 1999
  4. November 2001
  5. March 2005
  6. Some help from the audience?
  7. Source: xitimonitor.com, Oct ‘07
  8. Firefox 3
  9. Firefox 3 • Based on Gecko 1.9 • Reflow refactoring • Cairo Graphics Library • Improvements in memory management • Passes Acid2 • Beta 1 really soon
  10. Firefox 3: engine update • Better memory management • Snappier • Better standards support, passes Acid 2 • Full page zoom • Advanced font rendering • Native form controls
  11. FX3: UI changes • Visual refresh still to come • Toolbar rearrange • Page info redesign • New download manager • Visual drag&drop & multiple selections
  12. “The awesome bar” • Goal: reinvent bookmarks • Merging history, bookmarks and adding tagging
  13. Mozilla 2: issues we’re trying to solve • More performance, smaller footprint (running on less powerful platforms) • Easier to maintain and contribute • More security
  14. Tools • DeCOMtamination (rewriting tools to massively update the codebase) • Tamarin JIT Compiler JS2 engine
  15. Firefox Mobile • Plans announced October 9th, 2007 • Based on Mozilla 2 (e.g. will take some time, and Firefox 3 will *not* run on your mobile) • Hired Christian Sejersen (ex-Openwave) and Brad Lassey (FT R&D) • Leveraging the Firefox brand and XUL technology
  16. Ways to Get Involved • Use Firefox • Spread the word spreadfirefox.com • Give us feedback • Write an Add-on developer.mozilla.org • Become a contributor
  17. Thank you very much! nitot@mozilla-europe.org Ideas were shamelessly stolen: from at least the following people: The Firefox Community Mike Schroepfer Chris Beard Mike Beltzner Dave Camp Paul Colton Mike Connor Asa Dotzler David Eaves Brendan Eich Alex Faaborg Mark Finkle Jay Goldman Ben Goodger John Lilly Larry Lessig Deb Richardson Mike Shaver Martin Weinberger
  18. Thunderbird Future • Hired David Ascher (formerly with ActiveState) • Allocated $3MM for creating a Mozilla Foundation 100% subsidiary (codenamed ‘Mailco’) • Build the community around the future of personal communication • Medium term: more extensions, built-in Calendaring and task management?

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