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Namoroka will employ a highly iterative, milestone based development process which will rely on feedback from developers, testers and users to ensure that we are properly investing time and resources. An initial exploration phase will be used to investigate development cost and benefit, as well as to create user interaction prototypes. This will be followed by an alpha development phase for early user testing and feedback, and then a beta phase for broader compatibility testing.
Namoroka will focus on the following areas: Performance
Observable improvements in user-perceptible performance metrics such as startup, time to open a new tab, and responsiveness when interacting with the user interface. Common user tasks should feel faster and more responsive.
Personalization & Customization
Simplify the development, discovery, installation and management of browser customization and functional extension. Where possible, provide a custom fit user experience based on a user's interaction history. Act in the user's interests, leveraging existing knowledge about their identity and browsing habits.
Task Based Navigation
Allow users to organize their tabs, history, downloaded files, and other resources according to the task they were attempting to accomplish. Provide support for executing common ***-based tasks, mash-up style, without having to visit a ***site.
*** Application Support
Blur the distinction between *** and desktop applications, providing *** developers with the tools required to create rich application experiences for a user who is connected or disconnected from the Internet. Act as the intermediary between *** applications and the user's OS desktop.
Integrate with the look and feel of the host operating system, including data-level interactions with existing system services such as dictionaries.
Firefox 3.6 is built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.2 *** rendering platform, which has been under development since early 2009 and contains many improvements for *** developers, add-on developers, and users. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Maemo.