Mozilla nixes Firefox 11 delay, will launch upgrade today
Says concern over last week's Pwn2Own bug unwarranted because it was already patched
By Gregg Keizer
March 13, 2012 01:07 PM ET
Computerworld - Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.
Firefox 11 is Smaller and Faster
We quietly shipped Firefox 11 with a bunch of performance fixes that both reduce the amount of memory that Firefox uses, and improve the responsiveness of it’s user interface.
These types of changes are not easy to talk about. Often they’re very technical, and meaningless to anyone but the developers involved, which is probably why we usually don’t enumerate them in the the release notes or other public announcements.
hmm...March 14, 2012 at 11:02 am
Kwjor – that was shelved in November or December, as it was a very long-term project which required significant resource investment, promised to break the vast majority of existing addons, and did not promise equivalently extraordinary gains in responsiveness, etc. We decided to invest the engineering efforts required in working on a number of other projects that promised much more tangible and quantifiable responsiveness benefits in a much quicker timeframe. Project Snappy is the result of that decision.