Mozilla Introduces Improved JPEG Compression, Preparing For Future

The JPEG has been around for more than 20 years now. When technology gets that old, you either take it out back or teach it some new tricks. Mozilla is opting for the latter even as it prepares for a future where the former is a reality. Mozilla announced Wednesday that it’s working on a new… Continue reading Mozilla Introduces Improved JPEG Compression, Preparing For Future

Mozilla Prods Developers Of Slow Add-Ons

Developers who work on add-ons for Firefox – along with developers who simply use one or more add-ons – may want to start thinking more about speed.  Mozilla, perhaps tired of hearing people blame them for delays, has decided to highlight how different add-ons affect Firefox’s startup process. Mozilla announced the decision on the Add-Ons… Continue reading Mozilla Prods Developers Of Slow Add-Ons

Mozilla to Put Tiger Down

Mozilla is going to stop supporting Mac OS X 10.4 aka “Tiger” with its Firefox development code. On the Mozilla Dev Planning Google Group, they addressed this. “In September of 2009 we stopped supporting Mac OS X 10.4 (‘Tiger’) on mozilla-central but we left much of the code required to support that platform in the… Continue reading Mozilla to Put Tiger Down

Firefox for Android Progressing

Mozilla announced earlier this week that Firefox for Mobile was available for the Nokia N900 handset. Now Firefox developer Vladimir Vuki?evi? is saying that Firefox for Android is coming along, and had even posted a screenshot. “It’s been a while since I posted a progress update (or really any blog post, ahem), but porting Firefox/Fennec… Continue reading Firefox for Android Progressing

Developing for Firefox for Mobile

Mozilla has finally released its first mobile version of the Firefox browser. It’s available for the Nokia N900 device, supported on Nokia’s Maemo 5 platform, but will be available for other devices as the year progresses. Firefox for mobile is the first mobile web browser that supports add-ons. Naturally, that means its time for developers… Continue reading Developing for Firefox for Mobile