Mozilla has announced that Firefox 54 introduces multiprocesses to the browser. This is some eight years after the ‘Electrolysis’ or E10 development began. It’s about time for the change, seeing that every other major browser has already adopted the process.
This change makes Firefox more streamlined and less heavy on single processes; which translates into better performance. Especially for those who like to open a lot of tabs at the same time, or those who have limited RAM available on their computers.
According to Mozilla, this means that Firefox now uses less RAM and system resources than any other browser. At least, it should feel much faster and smoother than earlier versions of Firefox.
Mozilla is also modifying its release schedule, and is trying to reduce the amount of time needed to roll out a new build. At the moment, the development release cycle goes Nightly, Aurora, Beta, and then Stable. Going forward, the developers will drop the Aurora stage and jump directly to Beta.