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Big Changes From Mozilla Mean Firefox Will Get Chrome Extensions

Aug 23

Mozilla announced yesterday a few high-level changes to the way Firefox and Firefox extensions will be developed; among them, the introduction of “a new extension API, called WebExtensions—largely compatible with the model used by Chrome and Opera—to make it easier to develop extensions across multiple browsers.” (Liliputing has a nice breakdown of the changes.)

ZDNet reports that at the same time, “Mozilla will be deprecating XPCOM and XUL, the foundations of its extension system, and many Firefox developers are ticked off at these moves.”


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