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The Release Process Used by Mozilla for Firefox

by Abel Avram on  Jul 04, 2014 1

This article presents the release process used by Mozilla for their browser.

Updated, Open Sourced Status.IE Site Boosts Multiplatform Web Development

by Jeff Martin on  May 30, 2014

The Status.IE project provides compatibility information for 4 major web browsers, allowing developers to see which features are available based on the browsers they need to support. Microsoft has open-sourced both the code serving the project and the data it offers, making it easy for developers to further their own development projects.

Mixed Reactions Greet Mozilla Plans to Add HTML5 DRM in Firefox

by James Chesters on  May 20, 2014

Mitchell Baker has announced this week that Mozilla is adding Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to Firefox, joining the ranks of Microsoft, Google, and Apple who have implemented the system in their browsers. The Free Software Foundation has condemned the partnership between Mozilla and Adobe, describing Adobe as being "hostile to the free software movement and to Mozilla's own fundamental ideals."

Firefox 29 Brings Improvements in asm.js Performance, New Web API

by James Chesters on  May 13, 2014

Mozilla has released Firefox 29, bringing updates to the user interface as well as improvements in asm.js performance and new web API, including Web Audio API and CSS Flexbox, and a finalised and enabled Gamepad API.

Cordova 3.4 Embraces Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2014

Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.

Mozilla Foundation Announces Firefox OS Contribution Program

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 31, 2014

In an effort to accelerate the development of Firefox OS, Mozilla announced a Contribution Program which will aim at providing dedicated developers with access to resources and reference hardware. Foxconn will manufacture the initial reference hardware, a tablet. The program will be open to developers, localizers, testers, and bug fixers.

Firefox 26 Blocks Java

by Abel Avram on  Dec 11, 2013 2

Mozilla Firefox 26 now blocks all Java plug-ins by default due to security concerns but allows users to run such plug-ins if they want to.

Telefónica Launches First Consumer FirefoxOS Device

by Zef Hemel on  Jul 03, 2013

Telefónica has launched the ZTE Open, the first consumer-oriented mobile phone running Mozilla's fully web-based FirefoxOS. The ZTE Open sells as a €69 prepaid phone that comes with €30 and is aimed at the low-end market. Telefónica will launch more FirefoxOS phones in other markets over the coming weeks. Other operators will launch FirefoxOS-based phones later this year.

Sauce Labs Appium Now Can Test Android and Firefox OS Apps

by Abel Avram on  May 14, 2013

Sauce Labs has extended Appium to support automated testing for Android and Firefox OS applications. Support for iOS was introduced earlier this year.

Latest News on webOS, Tizen, Bada and Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2013

LG buys webOS. Samsung kills Bada and strengthens Tizen. Firefox OS attracts more carriers and first devices seen at MWC 2013.

Google Announces PageSpeed Insights 2.0

by Abel Avram on  Jun 13, 2012

Google has released PageSpeed Insights 2.0 with an interface redesign, extensions for Chrome and Firefox, automatic page optimizations with an online service or via SDK, an API, support for mobile devices and more analysis rules.

Jetty gets Speedy

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 20, 2012 1

The Jetty project recently announced that Jetty now has SPDY support. InfoQ caught up with Greg Wilkins and Simone Bordet to find out more about the protocol, and what advantages it may bring.

Mozilla Mulls H.264 Support

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 16, 2012 4

Historically, Mozilla has rejected the use of non-open codecs (such as H.264), a subject that has been covered before on InfoQ. The main reason is ideological; H.264 is covered by patents and licensed by the MPEG-LA. Could this stance be softening, with the proposal to allow platform-provided codecs for video support?

Mozilla Prepares a Separate Firefox Release for the Enterprise

by Abel Avram on  Jan 11, 2012 5

Mozilla will create a separate Firefox release for enterprises, but it will come with less security and stability fixes. Organizations interested in such a version are invited to participate in alpha and beta testing.

Mozilla Considers Blacklisting Java

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 03, 2011

The Mozilla Foundation has publicly considered disabling Java from running in the browser environment, thanks to recent research that indicates Java is the top of the three vectors for security exploits in the browser.

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