Tag Archives | mozilla

Behind the Firefox Curtain

I just ran across a very cool entry over at Seth Bindernagel’s blog answering some “Q and A” about his work at Mozilla. Back in July 2006, Seth was brought into the Mozilla Corporation to help the key leaders and contributors of Mozilla think about how to run a community-giving program.

+ Read Seth’s Mozilla Q and A!

Firefox 2.0 Delay

Over at TechWeb I found out about some updated news on Firefox 2.0′s release date:

Mozilla Corp. on Monday pushed back the release date of Firefox 2.0 yet again, with a scheduled ship for mid-to-late October. According to the minutes of Mozilla’s weekly progress meetings, there are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final goes out the door.

Now this is not Microsoft. It isn’t like the Mozilla folks are delaying it by a few years. It just looks like it is getting pushed back a few weeks. If they can make my experience better in those few weeks, then I don’t mind the wait. In fact, my Birthday is on the 17th of October, so if they could get it released on that date, it would be one heck of a birthday present.

+ Read More About Firefox 2.0′s Late October Delay!

Mozilla Labs

It looks like Mozilla Labs now has it’s own blog. I am pretty excited to see what comes of this in the future. Here is just a little sample of what was said in post number one.

This web log presents updates from the new Mozilla Corporation effort, Mozilla Labs. Labs is a place for “exploring the future of the web experience”. The discussion around Labs started with the informed musing of Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler, and the need for prototypes in the Mozilla product development process.

+ Check Out Mozilla Labs!

The Fox Tales

This is just something you don’t get anywhere else but Mozilla.

Spread Firefox has been a great place to meet and discuss ideas for spreading Firefox, but where do you brag once you’ve executed them? In honor of the 200 million milestone, we’re pleased to announce The Fox Tales, which tells the stories of other famous underdogs who were challenged, ridiculed and doubted and invites you to contribute to our own underdog story—the Firefox story.

I wish I could say that after breaking both my legs in a wrestling match against Triple H, Firefox fed me chicken noodle soup and taught me how to walk again. I can not. There are some interesting posts up there already though, so go check it out.

+ Read more about The Fox Tales at SpreadFirefox.com!
+ Check out TheFoxTales.com!

Firefox User Panel

I have joined, why haven’t you? Over at Spread Firefox, I noticed a link for folks to join the Firefox User Panel.

We’re now recruiting for the Firefox User Panel! This program will uncover how people interact with the Web through a series of short surveys. We’re looking for panelists from all walks of life and skill sets to participate – from students to retirees, from power users to novice users, and even people who don’t use Firefox.

+ Join the Firefox User Panel!

Swiftfox

Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The 1.5.0.5 release is based on Firefox 1.5.0.5. The trunk is the most cutting edge of all the builds and is where Firefox 3 is being developed. Branch builds are built from a code base that has been tested much more than the trunk and therefore should be considered to be more stable. The 1.8 branch is where Mozilla develops Firefox 2 which will be the next major Firefox release.

[Learn More About Swiftfox!]

New Portable Firefox Details

Thanks to Jim for pointing this one out to me. It looks like Portable Firefox has a new edition out with some awesome features not seen before.

Portable Firefox is now Mozilla Firefox – Portable Edition (Firefox Portable among friends), and version 1.5.0.5 has been released. It’s the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. This new release adds in a ton of new features, including: the ability to run from a CD, complete Firefox partial update support, in-place upgrades, lots of handy bug fixes, support for running within Wine on *nix and more.

+ Read More About Portable Firefox!

Firefox Teaser Trailer

Ever been interested in seeing all the behind the scenes action at Mozilla?

Hello! We (John Carey and myself, Matt Shichtman) are finally ready to launch the teaser trailer to the firefox summer video projects! We will be spending the summer putting together short bits of video with the purpose of bringing you, our viewers, the Mozilla experience as we near the release of the much anticipated FIREFOX 2.

[Watch the Road to Firefox 2 Teaser Trailer!]

Firefox Faces Uphill Battle

I read this intresting little ‘bit of news over at eWeek.com this morning:

Despite handing out positive reviews over the latest version of the open-source Firefox Web browser, market watchers are saying that the Mozilla Foundation will need to publicize the product heavily in order to lure new users.

I hate to say that they are point out the obvious, but hey… that is what they are doing. No mater how obvious it is though, it is the truth. It should be intresting to see how the folks at Mozilla get the job done.

[Read More About Firefox's Uphill Battle!]