One of the most difficult things for any tech geek to do is wait, and when an organization says it will have something “soon” and doesn’t elaborate no a schedule, it makes the waiting all the more difficult.
That’s what we’re currently facing with the prospects of the Firefox browser coming to the new Windows 10 operating system as an alternative to Microsoft’s EDGE browser.
The non-profit said last week that a Windows 10 optimized version of its browser was nigh, but that’s as far as it got, stopping short of revealing a release date or even a time frame. The firm did, however, say that it will be trading in its 18-week development schedule for something a little quicker:
“Since Firefox began, the industry has continually evolved how it deploys code to users, and today it isn’t done on an 18-week cycle,” Camp wrote, referring to the current development cycle, which runs new features through three six-week stretches and a trio of browser builds. “We think there are big wins to be had in shortening the time that new features reach users. As Laura Thomson put it in her Whistler presentation—‘The trains have served us well, but it’s time to build a hyperloop.’”
What do you think? Will you be excited for a Windows 10 version of Firefox and a faster release schedule? Let us know in the comments!