JetPack Could Revolutionise Firefox's Extensibility—in Time

Yesterday Mozilla introduced a new Firefox project, called JetPack, that could revolutionise the extensibility of Firefox. Currently available as a Firefox extension, JetPack allows users to extend their browser using regular HTML, Javascript, and CSS.

So far JetPack seems to us sort of like a hybrid between a normal extension and Greasemonkey user scripts; using new JetPack functionality requires a page refresh and not browser restart (like Greasemonkey), but JetPack can add elements to the user chrome (like extensions). It's a tool that'll probably interest developers most for the time being, but JetPack's functionality could be the future of Firefox extensions down the road. [JetPack via Mozilla Labs]


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