New Firefox

Michael (work) mratcliffe at
Tue Nov 21 10:57:42 UTC 2017

The old extension mechanism was Firefox's greatest strength and greatest 

Giving extension developers access to almost any part of our codebase 
gave them a lot of power but it was easy to create extensions that 
slowed down the browser and made it unstable... using the web extension 
model gives us much more control over this and will allow us to share 
extensions with other browsers, which is a win win for everybody.

This positive feedback definitely gives us that nice warm fuzzy feeling, 
thanks for that.

/Mike Ratcliffe

On 20/11/2017 22:10, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> On 20/11/2017 19:09, Jared Wein wrote:
>> Thank you very much. Your kind words are appreciated :)
>> On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:39 AM, Aruz Caldo <aruzcaldoe at 
>> <mailto:aruzcaldoe at>> wrote:
>>     I love the Firefox Quantum, keep up the good work guys :D
> I think it's quite an achievement and noticeably faster.
> Pity only that some add-ons were left behind, but having looked at 
> some real bad code in add-ons that affects Firefox, it's 
> understandable that you're tightening the rules of what can and can't 
> be done by introducing a new add-ons interface.
> Jörg (Thunderbird maintainer).
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