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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smitty
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2005-10-13

I did quote you exactly, I added the quote to provide context. If I misinterpreted your post, then I apologize.

Ok, sorry, let me explain it a little better. I went back and realized my post was garbled a lot more than i had originally thought.

My thoughts started in the title:
There is a plan to improve extensions

And then continued on the next line:
Starting with Firefox 8.

That was one sentence.

Then, in a new paragraph, i said:
The extensions will start being treated as compatible by default, with certain one blacklisted if they are known to cause problems.

That's not happening in FF8. Probably not in 10 either, but maybe 11. However, it is the current plan for dealing with extensions in the medium term.

Then I made a new paragraph, indicating a new thought:
FF8 will bring a way to manage the addons installed outside the browser as well, like those Java addons.

Mentioning what it would start doing in FF8. This was just to indicate that movement was starting on the whole extensions issue starting in FF8, and would continue in the future in other ways.

And then i finished with another new paragraph mentioning some of the long term plans that would happen in later releases.
Eventually the goal is to get all addons using the new JetPack API which will remain more stable, and allow for restartless installations

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