Firefox Plans to Switch to Faster Update Model

Posted by at 11:56 am on February 28, 2011

Mozilla will change the way it handles updates of its Firefox browser, opting to take a Google Chrome-like approach. This means releasing relatively small updates as soon as they’re available rather than waiting to release them as part of a larger update, Mozilla VP of product Jay Sullivan told PCPro. Firefox 4 is the last big release the company will issue, he added.

“What we want to do is get the power into users’ hands more quickly,” Sullivan said, with the video tag that was ready in June but still hasn’t shipped listed as an example. It will be included in the Firefox 4 update.

Firefox has focused mainly on monolithic updates and has been very slowly losing share to Chrome which adsĀ  a few key features at a time then doing large releases with a ton of new features

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