With today's release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Snappy package management is being more broadly supported across the Ubuntu ecosystem. This complementary packaging format to Debian packages for Ubuntu will allow third-party applications to be more easily updated. One of the other organizations already on board with using the Snap packaging format is Mozilla.
Besides planning for the Servo and Browser.html initial release this summer there are a lot of other exciting items on the roadmap for developers working on Mozilla's Servo next-generation engine written in Rust.
Thunderbird 45.0 is now available as the latest version of the Gecko-powered open-source email client.
Paul Rouget of Mozilla has shared plans for making an initial alpha release of their next-generation Servo Engine and Servo-based Browser.html web browser release for this summer.
For those sticking to Mozilla's stable channel, following this week's release of Firefox 45 was the public beta of Firefox 46.0.
Mozilla developer Chris Lord wrote recently about renewed interest in embedding Gecko, the current Mozilla layout engine used by Firefox and Thunderbird, while today he's out with a new post about the state of embedding Gecko into other applications.
Mozilla Firefox 45.0 is now available as the newest version of this open-source, cross-platform web browser.
While the Rust-written Servo engine being developed by Mozilla is still experimental, Google's Jake Archibald has done a performance comparison of Servo against other engines and the results are mighty impressive.
Mozilla's Virtual Reality team working in conjunction with the Google Chrome team is ready to release a proposal for a new web API for handling VR devices: meet the WebVR 1.0 proposal.
Mozilla platform engineer Chris Lord is trying to make the case for developers to put greater focus on making Mozilla's Gecko layout engine more embed-able friendly so that it can be more easily deployed for new use-cases.
Mozilla's experimental Servo web layout engine written in Rust has landed its new "WebRender" back-end that leverages GPU rendering.
The Firefox 46 web browser release will bring smoother scrolling via Asynchronous Panning and Zooming (APZ).
For the past few years Mozilla has been on a solid six week cadence for shipping new Firefox releases while for the remainder of the releases in 2016 they are tweaking that schedule slightly.
Firefox 44.0 is now available via FTP and other sources ahead of the planned Mozilla announcement in the hours ahead.
With Firefox 44 and newer it will be possible to move the WebGL rendering work off the main processing thread.
Five years ago Mozilla launched Persona.org as a decentralized authentication system focused on privacy and utilizing the BrowserID protocol, but given its limited use, Mozilla will be putting an end to the server.
As another recent Firefox Nightly change besides enabling WebGL 2 by default is that Firefox's just-in-time compiler supports W^X protection.
For users of Firefox Nightly builds, WebGL 2 support is now enabled.
Work continues on the WebAssembly project that's the joint effort by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple to allow C/C++ (and potentially other languages) to target a virtual ISA that would be executed within the web-browser.
Mozilla Firefox 43.0 is now officially available, but the GTK3 tool-kit support isn't enabled by default in the official Linux binaries.
While Firefox 43.0 won't be officially released until tomorrow, you can already find this exciting open-source web browser update available via their mirrors.
Mozilla's experimental Servo engine has been ported to run on Wayland's Weston.
Mozilla made the announcement earlier today that they are ending Firefox OS. However, there is some unrelated bright news today for Firefox fans.
Mozilla has announced they will stop selling Firefox OS smart-phones and are putting an end to its development.
For those with FFmpeg present on their system, Mozilla developers have finally enabled FFmpeg support to be used by default.
Mozilla this week released Firefox OS 2.5 as well as a Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview that can be downloaded to Android devices.
Mozilla published Firefox 42.0 as the newest version of their cross-platform web browser.
Mozilla developers continue moving along with their support for the GTK3 tool-kit inside the Firefox web-browser.
Firefox continues making progress on loosening web developers' and users' dependence on NPAPI plug-ins with a goal still in place to remove support for most NPAPI plugins by the end of 2016.
Mozilla's next-generation, Rust-written Servo web layout engine now has an experimental renderer for drawing web content on the GPU. The Servo WebRender aims to do all the rasterization work on the graphics processor and the initial results are promising.
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