It’s been a while since Firefox had a major update; which is why folks over at Mozilla have announced what it dubs as “a huge change for Firefox”. The next update to the ever so popular browser will be named “E10S” or what chemists refer to as “Electrolysis”. According to Mozilla, the major update will hopefully eliminate or at least reduce the stability issues on the Firefox browser.
This is possible by separating the UI process of Firefox away from its content processes. By doing so, should there be any stability issues from a particular web page: tabs, buttons and menus will continue to work like normal. E10S has already been in its beta phase for a long time, and it seems that Mozilla is now ready to release the much needed update to end users soon.
Developer, Asa Dotzler, mentioned that the update will be made publicly by the 2nd of August, but only 1% of users will receive the update on the day of launch. If there are no major issues found during the period, the update will then be made available to more users in stages. Hopefully, for Mozilla’s sake, this update will drive more users towards Firefox, especially since its competitor, Google Chrome, have been dominating the browser market share for quite some time now.
(Source: Asa Dotzler)