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 Announces First Developer Release Of Web Apps Project

Mozilla’s Web Application project has hit an important stage.  Yesterday, Mozilla announced the first developer release, and put out some additional information and even a short video to supplement it. As you may have gathered, this isn’t a release of the “look but don’t touch variety.”  Mozilla wants developers who are interested to go ahead… Continue reading Mozilla Announces First Developer Release Of Web Apps Project

Mozilla's Head Of Developer Engagement Honored

Developers who interact with one or more of Mozilla’s products on a regular basis (and are pleased with the situation) should know that there’s one person who’s more or less responsible for the arrangement.  Stormy Peters was honored today as one of “The Most Important Women In Mobile Tech 2011.” K.T. Bradford wrote earlier, “If… Continue reading Mozilla's Head Of Developer Engagement Honored

Mozilla Announces Labs Night for April

Mozilla announced that this month’s Labs Night will be held on Thursday April 29th at the Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View starting at 6PM. Speakers will give demos and in-depth presentations of Mozilla projects, and the audience will have a chance for some Q&A. Projects to be presented include Firefox for Android, Weave Sync, Mozilla… Continue reading Mozilla Announces Labs Night for April

Google Adds OAuth Access to IMAP/SMTP in Gmail

Google has added OAUth access to IMAP/SMTP in Gmail via Google Code Labs. The company is also working with Yahoo and Mozilla on a formal Internet standard using OAuth with IMPA/SMTP. “One of the first companies using this feature is Syphir, in their SmartPush application for the iPhone, as shown in the screenshots below,” says… Continue reading Google Adds OAuth Access to IMAP/SMTP in Gmail

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

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