Mozilla developers have released to the public their plans of features that they hope are included in Firefox 3 when it is released sometime in the third quarter of 2007.
The developers released three different lists of items to be included in the next full version. The first list, includes the following (among other things):
- Support for remote bookmarks, bookmarks and history annotation.
- An MSI installer which would make it easier for IT administrators to install, configure, and update Firefox across a Lan.
- Google’s open source crash reporting tool, called Airbag, will replace the current tool, called TalkBack.
The next list contains features that are “highly desirable,” such as a private browsing mode, which would leave behind no cache, saved user names and passwords, or history. The ability to save entire web pages as PDFs is another feature that has been desired for a long time by many people.
The last list is labeled as “Nice to Have,” and includes such items as Windows Vista Parental Controls, the ability to install add-ons without restarting Firefox, and Tab Grouping.