Firefox 6 quietly rolled by Mozilla
Firefox 6 and a beta version of Firefox 7 are being made available by Mozilla this week.
"We’re moving faster," Firefox engineer Jonathan Nightingale noted recently. "A new feature implemented today and landed on mozilla-central can be delivered to our users in 12 to 18 weeks, not months or years. Incredibly, the same process that gives us that agility is giving us greater robustness, too. Testing and stabilization of each release across progressively larger audiences helps us find and fix bugs early, and build confidence in the quality of each release."
In related news, Mozilla has announced plans to expand operations into the tablet and smartphone market, with an open-source operating system called Back to Gecko. "This project is in its infancy," Mozilla reps cautioned at the time. "We’re talking about it now because we want expertise from all over Mozilla – and from people who aren’t yet part of Mozilla – to inform and build the project we’re outlining here."
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