Thanks to the rapid release cycle of Firefox, the open source browser has hit the version number 9 which is available through the nightly channel. Firefox 9 has been released after the stable channel updated to Firefox 6.
Currently, Firefox 9 has just few new features including one very important: prompt to disable useless and third party bundled add-ons. This feature will be live in other channels including Firefox Aurora soon.
As we have reported earlier, this feature will be a boon for the users facing poor performance of Firefox due to third party bundled add-ons installed without their consent. Users can disable such add-ons easily to boost up browser’s performance.
Mozilla now follows rapid release cycle for development of Firefox, under which a newer version will be released every three months. A major issue caused by this rapid development is compatibility of the add-ons. Although, Mozilla has revised its compatibility policies for the add-ons but it has not helped much. Many users are still complaining about missing their favourite add-ons after updating to Firefox 6.