Firefox 3.6 Namoroka Roadmap Revealed
Namoroka will be based on Gecko 1.9.2 and will focus on the following areas:
- Performance: Observable improvements in user-perceptible performance metrics such as startup, time to open a new tab, and responsiveness when interacting with the user interface. Common user tasks should feel faster and more responsive.
- Personalization & Customization: Simplify the development, discovery, installation and management of browser customization and functional extension. Where possible, provide a custom fit user experience based on a user's interaction history. Act in the user's interests, leveraging existing knowledge about their identity and browsing habits.
- Task Based Navigation: Allow users to organize their tabs, history, downloaded files, and other resources according to the task they were attempting to accomplish. Provide support for executing common web-based tasks, mash-up style, without having to visit a website.
- Web Application Support: Blur the distinction between web and desktop applications, providing web developers with the tools required to create rich application experiences for a user who is connected or disconnected from the Internet. Act as the intermediary between web applications and the user's OS desktop.
- System Integration: Integrate with the look and feel of the host operating system, including data-level interactions with existing system services such as dictionaries.