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.
It's not too often these days that we hear about SeaMonkey, Mozilla's all-in-one Internet Suite, but an update to it is available this weekend.
Mozilla Firefox 41 has been released today with a variety of (mostly small) improvements.
Mozilla's Project Candle is getting lit up as an effort to reduce the power consumption of Firefox on desktop and mobile devices.
Mozilla announced this morning they'll be making some major changes to Firefox Add-Ons, which includes a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the Chrome and Opera web-browsers.
After this morning's article about Mozilla's Servo Engine Now Capable Of Rendering GitHub Near Flawlessly, a Mozilla Research developer shared that this next-generation, Rust-written layout engine is also capable of rendering Phoronix.com.
Mozilla's Servo next-generation layout engine is now nearly spot-on with its rendering of the GitHub.com web-site.
For Firefox users that didn't hear yet: Firefox 40 is now available! Firefox 40 is huge for Linux users thanks to it landing the off-main-thread compositing support by default.
Mozilla has added support for the Pointer Events specification to the newest Firefox Nightly builds.
As of this commit yesterday, by Mike Hommey, Firefox nightly builds are now being built with PLATFORM_DEFAULT_TOOLKIT set to cairo-gtk3! It would appear, according to the commit tag, that mainline Firefox will be built with GTK+3 for Firefox 42. Firefox 42 is expected to be released this November.
Firefox developers are revisiting at how they build their web browser and how they can better utilize modern web technologies and in the process move away from XUL/XBL within their Gecko Engine.
At the end of last week the first beta of Firefox 40 was released, now that Firefox 39 shipped. With Firefox 40 comes some exciting changes for Linux users.
Firefox 39.0 is available this morning before the 4th of July weekend holiday in the US.
Mozilla Firefox 38 is being officially released today and with this open-source web browser update comes new functionality.
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.
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