Mozilla has announced something, which no user would have anticipated.
The browser maker says that Firefox will add support for Chrome extensions.
Let’s see how this could impact users. Mozilla has launched a new API called, WebExtensions. This allows add-on developers to make their extension compatible with Chrome and Opera browsers. Since it is easier to make cross-platform extensions, more developers are likely to use the new API, to port their non-Firefox extension, to work in the browser.
Of course, this also means developers will have to re-code their work, to make the extensions compatible with WebExtensions. Oh yes, and this does remind me [...]
A couple of month’s ago, Mozilla, had announced that it would implementing a new security feature for its browser, Firefox.
Mozilla said that add-on developers will have to sign their extensions.
Now what does this mean exactly?
To users, it won’t mean much. Developers however could find it really annoying. All extension developers will now be required to sign up for a free account at Mozilla’s Addon Repository, commonly known as AMO (addons.mozilla.org). This is mandatory, even if the developer does not intend to release the addon on AMO.
The developers will then have to submit their addon to Mozilla for review, and when the [...]