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Firefox OS Gets Developer Preview Phones

Mozilla has announced that Firefox OS, their mobile operating system built around the web with HTML5 applications, have announced developer phones. These developer phones are hardware intended to be used when developing for Mozilla's mobile web operating system.

22 January 2013 - Mozilla - 2 Comments
W3C Finishes HTML5, Begins Work On HTML 5.1

The World Wide Web Consortium announced today that the definition is now complete for HTML5 and Canvas 2D specifications. While feature-complete, HTML5 and Canvas 2D aren't yet approved W3C standards. The W3C also announced today the first drafts of HTML 5.1 and Canvas 2D Level 2.

17 December 2012 - HTML5 - 4 Comments
Firefox 18 Beta Brings The IonMonkey Engine

Mozilla's Firefox 18 Beta web-browser released on Monday. New to this development release that's coming just one week after Firefox 17 is integrating the new IonMonkey JavaScript engine.

27 November 2012 - Firefox IonMonkey - 10 Comments
Shumway: Mozilla Does An Open-Source SWF Runtime

Mozilla announced Shumway this week, a new research project that seeks to create an open SWF (Adobe Flash) run-time environment to make Flash more open and for exposing SWF capabilities to platforms where the Adobe file-format wasn't backed by an official Flash Player.

14 November 2012 - Mozilla Shumway - 22 Comments
Mozilla Announces WebAPI, Hopes For A Standard

Mozilla has announced WebAPI this morning, as a means of a consistent API for mobile web browsers to access phone functionality such as the web-camera, file-system, and telephony stack. Mozilla intends to propose WebAPI becoming a W3C standard and for it to be adopted across all major web-browsers.

23 August 2011 - Announcement - 2 Comments
Mozilla Readies Its New Public License

Not only is Firefox 6.0 complete, but Mozilla's new public license may also be ready. Mozilla has made available its release candidate of the Mozilla Public License 2.0.

15 August 2011 - Mozilla Public License 2.0 - Add A Comment
The GPU Acceleration Situation In Firefox 6

Mozilla Firefox 6.0 is to be officially released on Tuesday (it's already out if you look on FTP mirrors) with faster performance, better start-up times, improved plug-in management, greater HTML5 support, more permission controls, and several other features. What's not talked about much, but is huge for the affected Linux users, is that the GPU acceleration situation begins to be sorted out.

14 August 2011 - It Works - 35 Comments
Azure Replacing Cairo In Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox -- particularly the Gecko rendering engine -- has long been a user of the Cairo graphics rendering library. Cairo is also used by GTK+, Mono, WebKit, and many other open-source projects for a vector-based, device-independent 2D drawing API. Cairo now has back-ends for OpenGL, Win32 GDI, Mac OS X Quartz, Direct2D, and many other APIs, but Mozilla developers are doing away with this library. To replace Cairo, Mozilla developers created "Azure" as a new 2D multi-platform graphics library.

26 July 2011 - 2D Graphics Library - 24 Comments
Mozilla Prepares Its Own Web-Based Operating System

Mozilla has announced today they're effectively working on the development of their own operating system. Mozilla "Boot To Gecko" is basically a Gecko-based competitor to Google's Chrome OS operating system. "Mozilla believes that the web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development. To make open web technologies a better basis for future applications on mobile and desktop alike, we need to keep pushing the envelope of the web to include --- and in places exceed --- the capabilities of the competing stacks in question."

25 July 2011 - Boot To Gecko - 14 Comments
Thunderbird 5.0 Beta 2 Tips Up

There wasn't any Thunderbird 4.0 mail client release, but now that Firefox 5.0 is out there, Mozilla Messaging has announced the second and final beta release of Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0.

23 June 2011 - It's Here - 1 Comment
Mozilla Puts Out Firefox 5.0 Web Browser

It was only in late March when Mozilla released Firefox 4.0, but under their new development practices that are similar to that of Google's Chrome web-browser, Firefox 5.0 was released yesterday.

22 June 2011 - Already - 31 Comments
Firefox 6 Should Sort Out Linux GPU Acceleration

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 was released in March with many new features, including GPU-based acceleration, but on the Linux side this support was disabled. The Mozilla developers found the Linux GPU driver support to be a problem, even with the open-source solutions. It looks like though by Firefox 6 the Linux GPU acceleration will be in better standing.

6 May 2011 - Hopefully - 34 Comments
Attention Turns To Open-Source Drivers & Firefox

Last week we reported on Mozilla Firefox developers having issues with Linux GPU drivers to the point that the Firefox 4.0 Linux build will not have GPU acceleration enabled by default, but it can be found for Mac OS X and Windows users. Fortunately, to fix the situation, there's now some open-source Mesa/X developers looking into these problems of Firefox GPU acceleration.

17 January 2011 - They Work On It - Add A Comment
Firefox Developers Have Issues With Linux GPU Drivers Too

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 will feature GPU hardware acceleration using OpenGL (or Direct2D/Direct3D under Microsoft Windows) acceleration for WebGL content and even HTML5. This support is there for Windows and Mac OS X, but for Firefox 4.0 the Linux support has been disabled and WebGL is also blacklisted for most drivers. Why? It's the problematic GPU drivers, of course.

15 January 2011 - Thus No GPU Acceleration - 83 Comments
Mozilla Bumps Thunderbird To Version 3.1

The Mozilla Messaging camp has released version 3.1 of the Thunderbird mail client. Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 features faster search results, a quick filter tool-bar, a new migration assistant, a saved files manager, a new mail account setup wizard, and various performance improvements.

25 June 2010 - New Thunderbird Release - 3 Comments
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Is Now Available

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 was released over six months ago, but as of a few hours ago, Firefox 3.6 has been built and is ready for release. Mozilla Firefox 3.6 focuses on security enhancements, performance improvements (including JavaScript), support for Personas, better plug-in management, native HTML5 video improvements, and much more.

21 January 2010 - Officially Out There - 7 Comments
Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 Released, Finally

At long last, Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 has been officially released. Thunderbird 2.0 was released about two and a half years ago (April 2007) and while Mozilla Firefox has sped along with a number of releases in the 3.x series, Thunderbird has not. However, the 3.0 release of this Mozilla mail client should be rather great and does boast many improvements.

8 December 2009 - It's About Time... - 12 Comments
Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0 Released

SeaMonkey, the Mozilla Internet suite of software that has everything from an HTML editor to IRC client to web browser, has reached version 2.0. New in Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0 is RSS/Atom feed support in the Mozilla Mail portion, a modern look-and-feel, tabbed mail support, automated updates, faster JavaScript processing, and HTML5 support.

27 October 2009 - New Internet Suite Release - 11 Comments

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