Mozilla Rolls Out 2011 Firefox Roadmap

Feb 07, 2011

Mike Beltzner, Mozilla Developer, rolls out the 2011 Firefox roadmap.

"We succeeded in re-energizing the browser market, creating competition and innovation which benefits Web application developers and users alike. This newly competitive market has presented challenges for the continued success of Firefox, and in 2011 we must ensure that we can deliver a product that is compelling to users in order to continue to be able to demonstrate our vision for the Web. This roadmap outlines our planned strategy and direction for Firefox in 2011," says Beltzner on the Firefox roadmap website.

The roadmap discusses Product Priorities for 2011, So, what are we building?, How will we know how we're doing? and Product Roadmap.

The seven Product Priorities for 2011 include: Ship Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the 2011 calendar year, Always respond to a user action within 50 ms, Never lose user data or state, Build Web Apps, Identity and Social into the Open Web Platform, Support new operating systems and hardware, Polish the user experience for common interaction tasks and Plan and architect for a future of a common platform on which the desktop and mobile products will be built and run Web Apps.

Under the So, what are we building? fall the following items: Firefox Front End, Web Platform, Gecko Platform Development, JavaScript Engine, Add-Ons, Plugins, Customizations, Developer Tools, Distribution Support, Build to Brand.

When Firefox asks, "How will we know how we're doing?" they will obtain metrics on the following: Usage and market share, Customer satisfaction amongst end users and web developers and Brand impressions amongst end users, web developers, and technology influencers.

The Product Roadmap includes Firefox 5, 6, and 7 with a look at how Firefox can ship faster.

More information on the Firefox 2011 Roadmap can be found on the Mozilla wiki pages.

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Comments

  • Firefox 4 support OpenType font rendering, HarfBuzz

    Hello.
    I am Serb.
    HarfBuzz ( http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz )
    Best thing in last 15 years for Serb. Support for OpenType glyphs, Cyrillic fonts .
    One of the best thing in Firefox 4, ever.
    I want this font rendering in Chrome fully supported.
    Best Regards.
  • 4, 5, 6, and 7?

    Why so many new version numbers? Is there a concern that Firefox needs a version number high enough to match those of other browser vendors? That seems kind of silly.
  • Yeah, right

    I want to know how they thing they're going to release 4 new stable versions of Firefox in 2011 when they haven't even managed to release the one that was supposed to be released last year. They're setting kind of lofty goals, IMO. I think they're just jealous of the pace at which Google releases new versions of Chrome/Chromium and they hope they can hit that kind of pace.
  • Mozilla Firefox Roadmap

    No worries! Thank you so much for your feedback as it is always welcome. Thanks for reading and the taking time to comment.
  • misleading

    OK, please disregard my previous message, haven't read the original news thoroughly enough
  • misleading

    The link that you are referring to does not say "Ship Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the 2011 calendar year".
    I believe that what they really say ("Four technology shipment vehicles in 2011, including Firefox 4"blunk was interpreted mistakenly by you.
    Mozilla has lots of technologies other than Firefox and I really think that the four shipment they mention are Firefox, Thunderbird and two other ones.
    Thus your news item is misleading and requires correction.
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