Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jan 2018 00:54 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox Quantum continues to make news as Mozilla incorporates even more innovative technology into the platform. The development team behind the WebExtensions architecture is no exception, landing a slew of new API and improvements that can now be found in Firefox 59 (just released to the Beta channel).

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haven't they already had to add fuzziness to timing just to avoid direct browser->cpu snooping?....

Which, as I remember, had nothing to do with Firefox itself, and was all about mitigating vulnerabilities in the CPU. All OSes had to be upgraded as well, so I don't really see how it is relevant here.

You might be right that modern browsers have become too complex; but what can you do, when you go from a simple document reader to basically an OS for all those Web frameworks...

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