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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

Mozilla Is Launching A New Web Browser Targeting Developers

Mozilla has started teasing that one week from now they'll be unleashing a brand new web browser... targeted just for web developers.
3 November 2014 - #FX10 - 29 Comments

SIMD For JavaScript Continues Coming Along

SIMD for JavaScript continues to be worked on by Mozilla, Google, Intel, and others for better accelerating particular workloads in the web.
30 October 2014 - SIMD.js - 21 Comments

GPU Profiling Support Lands In Mozilla Firefox

The built-in profiler for Mozilla's Firefox web browser now has the ability to provide GPU profiling information.
29 October 2014 - GPU Profile - 4 Comments

Firefox 33 Brings OpenH264 Support

Mozilla Firefox 33.0 is now available.
13 October 2014 - Firefox 33 - 45 Comments

Rust Developers Planning For The Rust 1.0 Language

Rust, the general purpose, safe, and concurrent programming language developed by Mozilla Research, is starting to assemble their vision of Rust 1.0.
16 September 2014 - Rust 1.0 - 24 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 32 Surfaces With HTML5, Developer Changes

If you checkout the Mozilla FTP servers tonight the official 32.0 builds have surfaced for the Firefox web-browser.
1 September 2014 - Firefox 32 - 13 Comments

Mozilla Firefox On Wayland Is Progressing

Collabora remains interested in seeing Mozilla's Firefox web-browser with Gecko layout engine on Wayland.
8 August 2014 - Gecko - 17 Comments

Chris Beard Confirmed As Mozilla's CEO

Chris Beard, who served as Mozilla's interim CEO since April when Brendan Eich resigned from his short-lived position, has been named the permanent CEO of Mozilla Corp.
28 July 2014 - Mozilla CEO - 24 Comments

Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 31 Web Browser

The Firefox 31 web-browser is out this morning with new features.
22 July 2014 - Firefox 31 - 30 Comments

The Rust Language Is Improving, But Not Yet Ready For 1.0

Rust, the programming language born at Mozilla for developing a "safe, concurrent, practical language" continues to evolve and experience greater adoption. Rust certainly seems to have a good future ahead of it as shared by the latest status update on the project, but a few more release cycles are needed at least before the Rust developers look toward version 1.0.
16 July 2014 - Rust - 6 Comments

Mozjpeg 2.0 Improves JPEG Encoding

Mozilla released version 2.0 today of Mozjpeg, its JPEG encoding library based on libjpeg-turbo.
15 July 2014 - JPEG - 39 Comments

Firefox Might Finally Be Moving Closer To Better KDE Integration

For KDE desktop users unhappy with the level of integration with Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the situation might finally be changing.
9 July 2014 - Firefox KDE - 45 Comments

The GTK3 Port Of Firefox Is Making Progress, Firefox Can Run On Wayland

While GTK3 isn't yet used by default with Mozilla's Firefox web-browser, the port to the newer version of the GNOME tool-kit is making progress. As a great sign, Firefox is starting to run on Wayland with the Weston compositor!
25 June 2014 - GTK3 - 108 Comments

Firefox Runs On 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

While it will still be a while before consumers are able to see 64-bit ARM hardware on their desk, Mozilla's Firefox web-browser on AArch64 (64-bit ARM) is working.
12 June 2014 - ARM64 - 13 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 30 Binaries Now Available

The Firefox 30 release announcement is imminent with the source and binaries for the upcoming browser update now being available.
10 June 2014 - Firefox 30 - 20 Comments

PlayCanvas Browser-Based Game Engine Open-Sourced

For the past three years Mozilla's partner PlayCanvas Ltd has been developing a JavaScript-based WebGL-using game engine that is like "unlike anything that had gone before" and today they have open-sourced this browser-based game engine.
4 June 2014 - WebGL Gaming - 7 Comments

Mozilla Starts Pre-Orders For Its Flame Firefox OS Smart-Phone

Mozilla announced this morning that pre-orders are now being accepted for Flame, the new Firefox OS reference design for developers. In cooperation with T2Mobile, the Flame is designed to be the reference device for Firefox OS development.
27 May 2014 - Mozilla Flame - 12 Comments

Pale Moon: Firefox Without DRM, Interface Breakage

For those upset with Mozilla's recent decision to add EME / HTML5 video DRM support to Firefox, the "Pale Moon" fork of Firefox may be of interest.
22 May 2014 - Pale Moon - 37 Comments

Mozilla's Route For Implementing W3C EME (HTML5 DRM)

Due to other web browsers moving ahead with supporting W3C's EME specification, Mozilla too will begin supporting this specification for handling encrypted media (Digital Rights Management) within the web browser.
14 May 2014 - EME - 90 Comments

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