Firefox in the rear view mirror—and the headlights
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer just had a chat with Blake Ross of the Firefox team, talking over points such as the project's success and how Microsoft motivated the whole project. Blake says that Microsoft's lack of browser innovation in the absence of decent competition makes him "furious," and that the Google tie-in is based more on the search engine's quality than on any marketing agreement.
But while it's a good read, the interview is short on future direction. Let's take a look at the published plans to see what's coming up in the next couple of major Firefox releases.