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Switching an application from single to multi-process is no small undertaking, especially with a project the size of Firefox. Despite Mozilla’s best intentions to get “Electrolysis”, the codename for its project to make its browser multi-process, into 43, the implementation has been pushed back to 2016 for version 46 at the earliest.
There was a time when browsers needed a little help to deliver decent multimedia content, but we’re fast leaving those days behind. For proof, look no further to Google and now Mozilla’s decision to cut the ancient Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), the core API that allows plugins such as Flash and Silverlight to operate.
Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These aims aren’t always compatible, as we’re now discovering with Mozilla and the fundamental changes it’s making to Firefox’s add-on infrastructure.
Firefox is still a strong browser, and with Chrome getting heavier than ever, many are looking back to their old friend Firefox as an alternative. Plus, it’s still got one of the best, well-vetted extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will.