That blog speaks for itself. And as i am lazy as fuck, i quote one guy from there:
>Lestat January 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm # Interesting. The normal reason when someone starts to ask if people actually use something, that usually means a decision making process is started about justifying to axe a feature or not. What that means, should be totally clear without any trace of a possible misunderstanding.
One thing for sure, that way Mozilla would beat Chrome finally in simplictiy if they would really thinking about axing add-ons.
Then they would get all Chrome users and Mozilla would be the winner.
The only problem is that this will never happening, no add-ons, no Chrome users are using Firefox.
Yeah. And looking in telemetry features, this could lead Mozilla to axe add-on support as a whole.
They argued already countless of times that way and every time things have been killed afterwards.
Seems they have not as much money available anymore than they are constantly telling the public
Doubt it that's about the only defining feature of Firefox. Considering how many people are using them it would be a colossally stupid move. The couple of features they have argued for removing in the past were used by very few people.
In fact most users of Firefox have been power users. Granted, most of them have left ship after Australis, but at that earlier point it has been the majority of users.
And Mozilla still acted against the majority.
Mozilla won't best Chrome in simplicity, period. All they will do is alienate their userbase. The 40 percent of users who don't use any addons are not particularly concerned about what browser they are using. They use Firefox now because that's what the IT guy in the family told them to use instead of IE, 10 years ago. The remaining 60 percent (the majority) are using Firefox because they don't want to use Chrome.
i'll just switch to chrome.
firefox's fucked up in more than one way anyway.
Better to switch to Otter browser or Qutebrowser. Or if you insist on switchting to closed source, switch at least to Vivaldi. Google botnet is not recommended at all. So Chrome origin is the worst choice to switch to.
Problem is, for many people it is the only alternative so far. There is no really polished replacement so far.
But once QTWebengine is out and add-on support is available in Otter, Qupzilla or Qutebrowser, people have a reason to switch. We are almost there, but not fully yet.
You remember they are in a neverending contest with Chrome about simplicity and minimalism - There is a high number of users which do not use add-ons, not only in Firefox, also in Chrome, which - thanks to the higher market share is much higher than in Firefox.
Removing add-on support from Firefox could be tempting that users to switch just because Firefox has less evil botnet and more security features.
Mozilla sees that possible as a win-win possibility.
I don't know what to do, I use firefox, I like it a lot because it's customizable but they've been fucking up for years, I will never switch to chrome, I don't like it, it's a shit browser that forces me to use it in a way that I don't enjoy, what other options do we have?
And Mozilla wants to beat Chrome in minimalism and simplicty anyway and they want these days most attractive for simple users, who only care about DRM movies, social networking or chat features.
That kind of users do not need add-ons, if Mozilla would remove support totally and scraps Webextensions they would lose tons of dead weight.
Or, they could just make Webextensions thanks to that user research even more simple and drop the plan to create additional API which would enhance that new concept.
Mozilla is trying to turn Firefox into Chrome.
What they don't realize is that when Firefox becomes Chrome, there will be no reason to use Firefox over Chrome.
Or, more likely, they know this and this is their true intention.
You guys are too easily manipulated, read the bug report it's in reference to e10s. Mozilla wants to know how many people will be affected by e10s' rollout in the coming months and how many people wont be.
Addons are the biggest source of problems with rolling out e10s.
This has NOTHING to do with removing addons.
If you are not honoring values like being unique and special and try to be mainstream and lame and throw away all your strength, then you earn it that people do shit posting about you.
A company which refuses to be special and much more advanced than the competition and wants to be equal as limited and stupid.. Such a company ears no respect.
And you fall for every double-speech of Googlezilla.
Mozilla is the same way as trustworthy as Google these days. Which means you can believe zero in what they tell the public/what they allow the public to read.
God, why must we simplify tech?
Just look at the last 20 or so years.
>Win 95 > 98 > ME > XP (holy shit! that fucking blue, and that fucking embossing!) > Longhorn (a clusterfuck) > Vista (really nice change, it probably inspired the skeumorphic wave a few years ago) > 7 (like Vista, but slightly simpler) > 8 (metro everywhere, dumbed-down flat icons, no start menu (!!!), Windows 10 (flat, black window color can't be changed, the flat icons here look worse than the ones in the old windows versions)
whatever they were using until 2.2 > Gingerbread (aw yiss, that black was refreshing!) > Tron-inspired Holo (the best stage in Android's history, IMO. Content density is higher than pre-holo and material design, it's (good!) minimal.) > Material (the animations have "weight" behind them, but in practice, it's implemented badly, and it often has extremely low content density)
>Then they would get all Chrome users and Mozilla would be the winner.
plebs are too stupid to assess the simplicity of a browser. Google drives the browser on the masses computers, and it stays there.
That is only Mozilla's dreamworld. Of course it is clear from the start that this daydream shatters like glass on the floor in the end.
Only Mozilla believes in wonders, there are no realists anymore on board.