Firefox version 4 is set to touch down this November, promising to be faster and more powerful than ever before.
Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's director of Firefox, shared his vision for the browser with the Mozilla community in a recent online presentation.
Mozilla has a number of goals for its flagship browser, and Beltzner was happy to present its plans over the web, despite, he said, that being contrary to the way that most firms do business.
"Usually software producers don't present these sorts of plans in public until they're finalised, but Mozilla is a little different," he said. "We work in the open, socialising our plans early and often to gather feedback and build excitement in our worldwide community."
Mozilla will make the browser "super-duper fast", and more powerful, including support for open, web standards such as HTML5, he added.
Beltzner said that Mozilla wanted to lead the open web and make it easier for users to enjoy applications and media, and simpler for developers to create them.
End users should enjoy its sleeker design, according to the presentation, along with tab improvements, access to a dedicated plug-in 'hub' and streamlined user controls. Developers will have improved Ajax interactions, he added, as well as easier layout and styling tools.
A beta programme, slated to start in a month, will be updated roughly every two to three weeks, and will be more 'interactive' as the firm seeks to gauge its users' opinions and experiences.
There are strong caveats during the presentation, however, with Beltzner arguing that the plans are "fluid and are likely to change".
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