Submitted by josefStallman in freeAsInFreedom

Firefox 57 is going to be a very significant change for the browser. Most notably, it will remove support for traditional extensions in favour of a new format called webextentions, which work for all versions of firefox after 57. This has been fairly controversial, and I'm curious to see what everyone else thinks about it.

Personally, I think it's a good thing, as trying to get a bunch of security add-ons to work with newer or older versions of firefox is a nightmare.



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jaidedctrl wrote

I'm running the latest nightly, and it has improved so much.
Webpages are speedy, the UI is more responsive, etc. etc.
Only downside I've found is the add-on incompatibility. :/
I used to use VimFX for some nice keybindings, but it's dead thanks to the new web-extensions.
Just a couple of days I found out about the Vimium Firefox port, though-- now, all is comfortable and right.
I still think the UI is ugly and lacks any sort of identity or distinction, unlike the last UI.


NEOalquimista wrote

From Firefox 52 to 55, I've been seeing a great boost in performance. I don't know what kind of black magic they've been doing to it, but it's doing great. I just hope they don't deviate from the way of freedom and start obscuring things. It's such a large project, Firefox.


BlackFlagged wrote

Of all the extensions I have installed, I think I actually use 4 of them. Noscript, ublock origin, addtosearchbar and a youtube downloader. If I can still do all this in ff57, I'll upgrade.


___ wrote

The e10s update finally fixed the performance issues I was having. Somehow they managed to fuck up and reintroduced them in the latest nightly. I like the new UI but it is barely usable in terms of speed.