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415 Mozilla open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2006.

Thunderbird Making Progress With Adopting Rust Code
Thunderbird Making Progress With Adopting Rust Code

Earlier this month at FOSDEM in Brussels was a presentation by developers Brendan Abolivier, Ikey Doherty, and Sean Burke on the Thunderbird mail client beginning to make use of the Rust programming language within its codebase.

14 February 2024 - Thunderbird + Rust - 25 Comments
Mozilla's Latest Plan To Make Money Is Mozilla Monitor Plus
Mozilla's Latest Plan To Make Money Is Mozilla Monitor Plus

Mozilla's latest non-browser foray and attempt at generating additional revenue is Mozilla Monitor Plus, what formerly was known as the free service Firefox Monitor for monitoring of exposed personal information such as email addresses as part of security breaches to various web services.

6 February 2024 - Mozilla Monitor Plus - 34 Comments
Firefox Is Going To Try And Ship With Wayland Enabled By Default
Firefox Is Going To Try And Ship With Wayland Enabled By Default

Guardrails have been in place where the Firefox browser has enabled Wayland by default (when running on recent GTK versions) but as of today that code has been removed... Firefox will try to move forward with stable releases where Wayland will ship by default!

13 November 2023 - WAYLAND BY DEFAULT - 46 Comments
Servo Web Engine Made Some Nice Progress In October
Servo Web Engine Made Some Nice Progress In October

The Servo open-source web browser engine continues progressing as a community project under the leadership of Linux Foundation Europe. Over the course of October more features were implemented and additional fixes merged.

26 October 2023 - Servo - 31 Comments
Mozilla Might Finally Enable Firefox's Wayland Backend Soon
Mozilla Might Finally Enable Firefox's Wayland Backend Soon

While some Linux distributions like Fedora and Arch are enabling the native Wayland back-end for Firefox by default, upstream Firefox continues to not enable this Wayland support as part of their default builds. But -- at long last -- that might finally change soon.

13 October 2023 - Firefox Wayland - 22 Comments
Servo Web Engine Publishes Its 2023 Roadmap
Servo Web Engine Publishes Its 2023 Roadmap

Back in 2020 Mozilla moved Servo to the Linux Foundation for the Rust-written web engine after it laid off the Servo developers. Servo development is now community/volunteer-driven and a road-map was published yesterday outlining some of their hopes for this calendar year.

4 February 2023 - Servo 2023 Roadmap - 19 Comments
Mozilla Comes Out Neutral On JPEG-XL Image Format Support
Mozilla Comes Out Neutral On JPEG-XL Image Format Support

While JPEG-XL image support has been available opt-in within Firefox Nightly builds for testing, Mozilla has finally weighed in on the JPEG-XL debate and has come out "neutral" on the matter for this modern raster image file format.

31 January 2023 - Mozilla Thoughts On JPEG-XL - 112 Comments
Mozilla Launches A New MDN, MDN Plus Coming Soon
Mozilla Launches A New MDN, MDN Plus Coming Soon

The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) has been an invaluable resource over the years for web developers with a plethora of open, detailed documentation on a wide variety of HTMl, CSS, and JavaScript features along with extensive Web API references. While MDN has suffered setbacks from recent Mozilla layoffs, today the organization is launching their new MDN and reaffirming that MDN Plus will be announced soon.

1 March 2022 - Mozilla Developer Network - 29 Comments
Igalia Developing Wolvic Browser To Succeed Firefox Reality
Igalia Developing Wolvic Browser To Succeed Firefox Reality

A few years ago Mozilla started Firefox Reality as a browser focused on AR/VR mixed reality. Like Mozilla's other failed projects, Firefox Reality is being tossed into the scrap bin next to the likes of Firefox OS and Firefox Send. But thanks to the nature of open-source, the work is being continued on independently by Igalia with the new Wolvic project.

3 February 2022 - Wolvic - 8 Comments

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