Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 19:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released Firefox 7. Unlike releases of Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 which were relatively minor upgrades to the browser, Firefox 7 includes a number of significant improvements, most important of which is probably the drastically reduced memory usage.
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There is a plan to improve extensions
by smitty on Wed 28th Sep 2011 18:29 UTC
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Starting with Firefox 8.

The extensions will start being treated as compatible by default, with certain one blacklisted if they are known to cause problems.

FF8 will bring a way to manage the addons installed outside the browser as well, like those Java addons.

Eventually the goal is to get all addons using the new JetPack API which will remain more stable, and allow for restartless installations.

Edited 2011-09-28 18:30 UTC

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