Mozilla previews its sooner ‘Firefox Quantum’ browser


Mozilla this week unveiled a preview of a redesigned, re-engineered Firefox, dubbed "Quantum," making good on its dedication to rejuvenate the browser.

"We're releasing the Beta of a complete new Firefox, one which's powered by a totally reinvented, modernized engine," Nick Nguyen, who leads product improvement on the browser, mentioned in a Tuesday publish to a firm weblog. Formally designated model 57, the discharge has additionally been given the Quantum identify, mentioned Nguyen, to "convey the magnitude of the modifications" within the browser.

Mozilla has numbered, however by no means named, its Firefox releases.

Firefox Quantum depends on a revamped rendering engine, particularly a new CSS (cascading fashion sheets) structure engine, which was, together with different elements, written with Rust, a language that originated at Mozilla's analysis group. The consequence, claimed Nguyen, is a big velocity enchancment, as a result of the engine runs in parallel throughout a number of processor cores.