Mozilla Firefox to Implement add-ons through Tweaked Extension APIs
FREMONT, CA: Mozilla, announces major changes going forward Firefox will implement add-ons. The most important of these will be the adoption of new WebExtensions API that will be largely compatible with the one’s currently in use by Blink-based browsers like Chrome and Opera.
These new WebExtensions API will ensure that developers will need to make fewer changes to their code for the add-on to run on Firefox. Writing extensions for Firefox used to be more complex than writing something with the same functionality for Chrome, reports Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch.
As for the future of extensions and add-ons, Mozilla plans to automate the review process and bring the review time down to five days for extensions listed in its web store. Currently Mozilla is in the process of making a major change to Firefox, too. Through the Electrolysis project, Mozilla is planning to separate the browser tabs and user interface into different processes. This will help to secure the browser by ensuring that a crashed tab doesn’t bring down the entire browser.