The Register (in its usual somewhat snarky style) has some good news about developments in Firefox
[Project Quantum] is not a new web browser. Quantum is Mozilla’s project to build the next-generation web engine for Firefox users, building on the Gecko engine as a solid foundation. Quantum will leverage the fearless concurrency of Rust and high-performance components of Servo to bring more parallelization and GPU offloading to Firefox.
Dave Winer tweeted that a “new webstack” was being built. I agree.
A big question is how to support / engage with Mozilla. To me, it’s clear that the new stacks needs to be more peer-to-peer and less dependent on other people’s clouds. And for that to work well we need support from the browser makers. Mozilla is the best hope, with the least currently invested in its own cloud. And no strategy to lock people in.
How can / should I be supporting Mozilla this year?
Update : Interesting to see this intro to Bugzilla. Gives an idea how the Mozilla is networked together.
The Humanization of Firefox continues. More text UIs.
Aza Raskin dreams of easier Firefox extensions.
Let’s hope that he’s working on it.
Also, interesting to compare Steve Yegge on the Firefox vs. Emacs war.