Mozilla Rolls Out 2011 Firefox Roadmap


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.

( Amber Graner)

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