I have a few thoughts on Firefox and its future. I want to share them with the community.
Mozilla developers are puffing and puzzling, they want to give out new versions, everything as soon as possible. They literally rip the ass themselves with this update and new versions. Users have not had time to get used to the previous version, but the Mozilla developers are releasing the next version.
I’ve compared the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox for Windows 7 for the main purpose of the browser - displaying HTML pages. Firefox 60.6.1 esr and Chrome 73 are the latest versions for Windows 7 SP1.
Firefox 60.6.1 esr: browser scores 485 out of 555 points
Chrome 73: BROWSER SCORES 535 OUT OF 555 POINTS
They do not even stand close.
Mozilla developers claim, prove, and believe that they make the Firefox browser better and better with each version. But there are less and less users with each version: https://www.w3schools.com/browsers/ . Their number for the year is reduced by 2%-4% steadily since 2010. If this trend continues (and why would it change? It is stable for many years; and the developers do not change their attitude to work, to discipline, to the selection of participants, to prudence, to common sense, to users, to add-on developers, to requests from sensible users and brainless users), then Firefox will play noticeable role among browsers for 3 years (10% ÷ 3%⁄year = 3 years).
When will Mozilla developers already understand that we, the users, do not consider the change in the shape of the corners of the tabs from rectangular to rounded (and then again to rectangular - that’s where the pronounced manifestation of schizophrenia), redrawing the logo (and proving that it is necessary, important and this is an advanced improvement), changing the color of icons and panels, deleting legacy add-ons, etc. as useful improvements? And we do not need such “improvements”. But we consider the really important and necessary improvements to be HTML5 full support, optimization of RAM consumption, etc. And we need such improvements.
The purpose of the message is not another holy war, but I just can not understand, do not Mozilla developers notice that there are less and less users. And they can not really understand that the important reasons for reducing the number of users are their “improvements” and a small number of good improvements.