Firefox 2.0 Roadmap
We are planning for a Firefox 2.0, but will divide the planned work over (at this point) three major Milestones, 1.1 (March 2005), 1.5 (unscheduled) and 2.0 (unscheduled). All development work will be done on the Mozilla trunk, and these releases will coincide with Gecko version revs.
Some likely goals include:
- Improvements to Bookmarks/History
- Per-Site Options
- Enhancements to the Extensions system, Find Toolbar, Software Update, Search and other areas.
- Accessibility compliance
Firefox will be one of the most critical delivery vehicles for Gecko and XULRunner technology in 2005. Our goal is to continue to build a "best of breed" browser product for Windows, Linux and MacOS X. We have ambitious goals for the workload between now and our next major release set. This document is a description of our current thinking on how we intend to get to Firefox 2.0.
If the list of features isn't final, here are about 2000 RFEs to start with: http://snipurl.com/browser_rfes (this opens a bugzilla query for Firefox and Navigator open RFEs, sorted by votes). Of those, there should be at least 20 that can considered as unique killer-features for v2.0. The only problem is finding them ;-)
Prog.Comment by Prognathous at November 24, 2004 04:05 PM | Permalink
Please, please don't forget these:
a lot of enanchements are critical for improving Mozilla and Firefox as Rich Internet Application platform. Don't let MS with XAML and Macromedia with Flex win the RIA war.
I highly doubt that XUL will manage to win the RIA wars against XAML. While Microsoft's technology is ears away from the finish line, and we have XUL here and now, it's the fact that so little is done with it on the Web and where it is done, it's only technology demos. What we need is a XUL based startup page. XUL-based integrated content management (aka offline portal, an early example of what can be done can be seen in the BookmarkHome extension, now imagine similar extension but with extendable remote and local (ie interaction with other extensions and parsing data from them) content management), even the occasional geek-oriented XUL-based websites and services that would do the viral popularity thing in the news. We have the technology and what we do with it? Nothing. I'm sorry for sounding too pessimistic, but Firefox is not the power of XUL - broad and intelligent adoption is.Comment by RaynerApe at November 24, 2004 05:18 PM | Permalink