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An Interview with Asa Dotzler (Mozilla)

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If you are into Mozilla’s products and/or interested in web browsers then Asa Dotzler name should be well known for you. However, if you are not familiar with him. He has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. Dotzler joined the Mozilla organization, and has played a key role in delivering products.

2. Are you 100% happy with the upcoming Firefox 3 release? Would you rather wait a bit more to integrate some features (as promised in Firefox 3.1 for example)?

I am more than 100% happy. I’m 300% happy with it. This is not just the best piece of software I’ve ever been involved with, I think it’s the best piece of software I’ve ever used. Firefox 3 is really, really solid. It’s got everything you need, with awesome speed and great new usability enhancements and innovations like the “AwesomeBar” that are going to revolutionize browsers the way we did when we introduced tabbed browsing to the world in Firefox 1.0

3. Is there any special feature which you’d like to see in Firefox 4?

I’m looking forward to features like what we’re working on with Mozilla Lab’s Weave and Prism. Being able to easily sync my Firefox data across machines and mobile devices as well as sharing with my friends and family through Weave-like features is going to be super cool. There are almost 200 million people using Firefox today and helping them move their Firefox experience between home and work, between desktop and laptop and mobile is going to be huge. Prism, the ability to create standalone desktop apps for my Ajax web apps like Google Reader and Zoho Office, is something I’m also really enthusiastic about. The single site browser idea in Prism is really taking off too. We introduced this quite a while back and now it seems that everyone’s looking at how they can add that kind of functionality to their browsers.

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