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Firefox 38 Adds Responsive Image Support, Ruby Annotations

Mozilla Firefox 38 is being officially released today and with this open-source web browser update comes new functionality.
12 May 2015 - Mozilla Firefox 38

Mozilla Moves Forward With Deprecating Non-Secure HTTP

Earlier this month I wrote about plans being drafted for Mozilla to deprecate non-secure HTTP support moving forward. Those plans have been firmed up and they announced their intent to phase out non-secure HTTP support.
30 April 2015 - HTTPS Solution - 18 Comments

Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP

Richard Barnes of Mozilla's Security Engineering team is calling for the deprecation of insecure HTTP.
13 April 2015 - Deprecating HTTP (non-S) - 45 Comments

Firefox 37 Coming Today With Heartbeat, HTTPS Bing

Mozilla is today releasing Firefox 37.0 and with this open-source web-browser update comes many changes.
31 March 2015 - Firefox 37.0 - 41 Comments

NSS 3.18 Release Increases RSA Key Pair Size, Ups Protocol Versions

Mozilla announced the updated release this week of their NSS (Network Security Services) libraries.
21 March 2015 - NSS 3.18 - 1 Comment

Mozilla Is Getting Excited About WebGL 2

While the WebGL 2.0 specification hasn't been finalized yet, Mozilla is already hard at work on ensuring Firefox fully supports this next accelerated graphics standard for the web.
4 March 2015 - WebGL 2.0 - 19 Comments

Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May

While Mozilla doesn't devote nearly as many resources to their Thunderbird email client as they do to Firefox and there isn't as many high-profile releases for this project in a while, Thunderbird adoption continues to climb.
28 February 2015 - Mozilla Thunderbird - 71 Comments

Firefox 36 Brings Full HTTP/2 Support

Mozilla is officially releasing Firefox 36.0 today and with this version comes a number of new features.
24 February 2015 - Firefox 36.0 - 23 Comments

Bugzilla 5.0 Is Coming Soon With New Features

Bugzilla 5.0 is gearing up for a release in the next few weeks and with this big version bump will come a number of new features to this popular open-source bug tracking software.
31 January 2015 - Bugzilla 5.0 Features - 8 Comments

Mozilla Lands VR Support Into Firefox Nightly

Since last week, WebVR support has been present in Firefox Nightly builds for having core VR support to work with devices like the Oculus Rift.
20 January 2015 - WebVR - 4 Comments

Mozilla's Servo Still On Track For 2015 Alpha Release

Mozilla's Servo Engine that's written in the Rust programming language and designed to be a highly parallel layout engine continues to be advancing very well and could see an alpha release this year.
19 January 2015 - Mozilla Servo 2015 - 12 Comments

Firefox 35 Is Ready For Release, Available For Download Now

In usual Mozilla fashion, Firefox 35.0 is scheduled to be released tomorrow but if you're so tempted to upgrade to the latest release of this open-source web-browser you can do so tonight.
12 January 2015 - Firefox 35.0 - 62 Comments

MozJPEG Is Evolving Well For Better Optimized JPEGs

While Fabrice Bellard's work on the BPG Image Format has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks for being an image format trying to replace JPEGs with offering higher compression ratio and other features over JPEGs, its design around the encoding of HEVC/H.265 makes its blocked by patents. For at least the interim, Mozilla is committed to making JPEGs better for the web.
29 December 2014 - MozJPEG - 20 Comments

Mozilla Developer Experimenting With Firefox UI In HTML

Paul Rouget of Mozilla has gone public with his experimental, proof-of-concept work to rebuild the Firefox user-interface within HTML.
10 December 2014 - Firefox.html - 68 Comments

Firefox 34 Brings Its Improved Search Bar, Firefox Hello

Firefox 34.0 is launching today with many changes.
1 December 2014 - Firefox 34.0 - 27 Comments

Yahoo To Become Default Search Provider For Firefox

Mozilla announced on Wednesday that Yahoo is going to become the default search provider for Firefox rather than Google.
20 November 2014 - Yahoo - 44 Comments

VP8 & H.264 Become Mandatory For Browsers With WebRTC Support

It looks like support for the VP8 and H.264 video codecs will soon effectively become mandatory for modern web browsers, due to the WebRTC standard enforcing support for both codecs.
16 November 2014 - VP8/H.264 - 21 Comments

Firefox OS 2.0 Developer Preview Gets WebNFC, H.264 Hardware Encode/Decode

Besides releasing Firefox Developer Edition today, Mozilla also has Firefox OS 2.0 news with making the latest developer preview available for the Flame development phone.
10 November 2014 - FFOS 2.0 - 4 Comments

Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

For the past week we've been teased by Mozilla launching a new web browser for developers and today they've lifted the lid on Firefox Developer Edition.
10 November 2014 - Firefox Developer - 7 Comments

Mozilla's Servo Engine Is Crazy Fast Compared To Gecko

Yesterday an update was shared concerning the latest state of Google's Blink Engine fork of WebKit. While not receiving much mainstream attention, Mozilla's Servo Engine is starting to come together as a much more performant and advanced layout engine compared to Gecko. Next year we might see some Servo action within Firefox OS and on Android.
9 November 2014 - Servo - 40 Comments

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