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[News] List of Free Firefox Addons Open Source Routers

  • Subject: [News] List of Free Firefox Addons Open Source Routers
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:27:44 +0100
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Five Essential Firefox Add-ons for Internet Ninjas

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| When it comes to browsers, I have no 
| loyalty. I am constantly hopping back and 
| forth between Mozilla Firefox and Google 
| Chrome. Why? Theyâre both great browsers 
| that have real advantages over competitors 
| like Microsoft Internet Explorer and the 
| Apple Safari browser. Google Chrome is a 
| really clean and uncluttered browser that 
| is stable and performs well. For its part, 
| Firefox has a slew of great add-ons 
| available to make your browsing experience 
| a little better. Chrome is beginning to 
| amass a pretty good collection of its own 
| browser extensions, but, for now at least, 
| Firefox still has them beat.



A look at the future of Firefox add-ons

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| Recently we came across some information
| that Firefox would be getting restart-less
| add-ons sooner than we expected, and it
| prompted us to take a look at the future of
| Firefox add-ons.
| [...]
| Jetpack started off as a Mozilla labs
| experiment for the future of Firefox
| extensions. It was meant to be a simple new
| way to get started writing extensions for
| Firefox using web standard technologies
| such as HTML, Javascript and CSS. The
| Jetpack system was supposed to eventually
| become an alternate -- perhaps a
| replacement -- for the current way of
| writing extensions for Firefox.
| Jetpacks were restart-less extensions for
| default which used the Jetpack APIs to do
| all the work. This meant that Firefox could
| make as many changes as they wanted between
| two versions of Firefox, and as long as
| they ensured that the Jetpack API doQuotees
| not change no add-on functionality will
| break.
| After 8 iterations, the Jetpack project
| came to an end, as the original project had
| lost clarity in its goal. However from its
| ashes the Jetpack SDK has arisen, which
| takes into account some of the lessons
| learnt while creating Jetpack.

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