Well, I know that Firefox 3.1 is still a month or two from shipping, but I've already got a wishlist for the next version.
Since last summer, Mozilla has been on a hiring spree and momentum has really picked up. So I've been ambitious and included some big improvements.
Firstly, user interface enhancements:
- Speed dial for the new tab page.
- Cleaning up history and bookmarks. There's the history sidebar, the bookmarks sidebar, the history menu, the bookmarks menu, the bookmarks toolbar, and places. And none of it integrates with Delicious or Digg.
- Get rid of the "file / edit / view ..." menu. Chrome did it, IE7 did it, surely Firefox can do it too.
- Support for OS-provided codecs in HTML5 video and audio (e.g. Quicktime, DirectShow) A great way to bring video closer to the web.
- HTML5 client database support. Another great tool for web application developers.
- Browser access to webcams and microphones. Extending the web to sensors.
- CSS transitions and animations.
- SVG Fonts, plus SVG via img tags and CSS
- Native support for Weave, allowing us to share our history and preferences between computers and trusted websites.
- Native support for OpenID. What a great way to improve and simplify everyone's online lives.
- Process separation between tabs. Chrome and IE have reaped the benefits, including speed and security.
I told you it was ambitious!