Multi-process Firefox project nears completion of first phase

By GIXnews

Mozilla is nearing a production release of a multi-process Firefox, the “largest change we’ve ever made to Firefox,” a company product manager said this week.

“If all goes well in our beta testing, we’re about 6 weeks away from shipping the first phase of e10s to Firefox release users with the launch of Firefox 48 on August 2,” wrote Asa Dotzler, the product manager in charge of the Firefox roadmap, in a Monday post to his personal blog.

“This is a huge change for Firefox, the largest we’ve ever shipped,” Dotzler added.

Electrolysis, or “e10s” for short, is Mozilla’s long-running project to bring multiple processes to Firefox, a fundamental design change that should boost the browser’s performance and make it more stable.

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