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Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 31 Web Browser

The Firefox 31 web-browser is out this morning with new features.
22 July 2014 - Firefox 31 - 28 Comments

The Rust Language Is Improving, But Not Yet Ready For 1.0

Rust, the programming language born at Mozilla for developing a "safe, concurrent, practical language" continues to evolve and experience greater adoption. Rust certainly seems to have a good future ahead of it as shared by the latest status update on the project, but a few more release cycles are needed at least before the Rust developers look toward version 1.0.
16 July 2014 - Rust - 6 Comments

Mozjpeg 2.0 Improves JPEG Encoding

Mozilla released version 2.0 today of Mozjpeg, its JPEG encoding library based on libjpeg-turbo.
15 July 2014 - JPEG - 39 Comments

Firefox Might Finally Be Moving Closer To Better KDE Integration

For KDE desktop users unhappy with the level of integration with Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the situation might finally be changing.
9 July 2014 - Firefox KDE - 45 Comments

The GTK3 Port Of Firefox Is Making Progress, Firefox Can Run On Wayland

While GTK3 isn't yet used by default with Mozilla's Firefox web-browser, the port to the newer version of the GNOME tool-kit is making progress. As a great sign, Firefox is starting to run on Wayland with the Weston compositor!
25 June 2014 - GTK3 - 108 Comments

Firefox Runs On 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

While it will still be a while before consumers are able to see 64-bit ARM hardware on their desk, Mozilla's Firefox web-browser on AArch64 (64-bit ARM) is working.
12 June 2014 - ARM64 - 13 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 30 Binaries Now Available

The Firefox 30 release announcement is imminent with the source and binaries for the upcoming browser update now being available.
10 June 2014 - Firefox 30 - 20 Comments

PlayCanvas Browser-Based Game Engine Open-Sourced

For the past three years Mozilla's partner PlayCanvas Ltd has been developing a JavaScript-based WebGL-using game engine that is like "unlike anything that had gone before" and today they have open-sourced this browser-based game engine.
4 June 2014 - WebGL Gaming - 7 Comments

Mozilla Starts Pre-Orders For Its Flame Firefox OS Smart-Phone

Mozilla announced this morning that pre-orders are now being accepted for Flame, the new Firefox OS reference design for developers. In cooperation with T2Mobile, the Flame is designed to be the reference device for Firefox OS development.
27 May 2014 - Mozilla Flame - 12 Comments

Pale Moon: Firefox Without DRM, Interface Breakage

For those upset with Mozilla's recent decision to add EME / HTML5 video DRM support to Firefox, the "Pale Moon" fork of Firefox may be of interest.
22 May 2014 - Pale Moon - 37 Comments

Mozilla's Route For Implementing W3C EME (HTML5 DRM)

Due to other web browsers moving ahead with supporting W3C's EME specification, Mozilla too will begin supporting this specification for handling encrypted media (Digital Rights Management) within the web browser.
14 May 2014 - EME - 90 Comments

Mozilla Decides Against Ads In The New Tab Page

A few months ago Mozilla originally shared plans to begin selectively putting ads within the "New Tab" page of Firefox. Well, after a lot of user feedback, they have decided against doing so.
10 May 2014 - Firefox - 41 Comments

Firefox 30 Beta Finally Supports GStreamer 1.0

Following the Firefox 29.0 release, Firefox 30.0 is now in Mozilla's beta channel. One of the changes for Linux users with this next major web-browser update is finally support for the GStreamer 1.0 API.
30 April 2014 - GStreamer - 10 Comments

Firefox 29.0 For Linux Is Now Available For Download

While we're still waiting on the official release announcement, Mozilla Firefox 29.0 is now available for download.
28 April 2014 - Firefox 29 - 111 Comments

Firefox Enables Generational GC To Compete With Chrome

The latest Mozilla Firefox nightly builds have begun enabling the generational garbage collector to better compete with Google's Chrome on performance grounds.
30 March 2014 - Garbage Collector - 25 Comments

Firefox Developers Introduce RR C/C++ Debugger

Mozilla developers working on the Firefox web-browser have introduced a new debugger they developed when working on the browser itself.
26 March 2014 - Debugging - 4 Comments

Firefox 29 Beta Pulls In Many Features

Mozilla has put out the first beta of Firefox 29.0 and with it comes some exciting features.
20 March 2014 - Firefox 29 Beta - 25 Comments

Mozilla Working To Port Unity Game Engine For The Web

Unity has partnered with Mozilla for bringing their popular Unity Game Engine to web browsers via WebGL and ASM.js.
18 March 2014 - Unity - 10 Comments

Firefox 28.0 Delivers VP9 Video Decoding, Opus In WebM

Mozilla Firefox 28.0 is being prepped for release right now and it comes with some exciting updates for users of this open-source, cross-platform browser.
17 March 2014 - Firefox 28 - 26 Comments

Unreal Engine 4 Is Running Great In Firefox

Unreal Engine 4 will be capable of running within web-browsers using WebGL and it's already been demoed running within Mozilla Firefox. Firefox running UE4 is at "near-native speeds" to the desktop version.
12 March 2014 - UE4 - 12 Comments

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