Firefox 4 is Really Important from Mozilla's Perspective
Firefox used to be my favorite browser for years. But when the release of Google Chrome and its unbranded sibling Chromium happened[Learn more on the difference between the two], I was awed by the amount of improvements I saw with these new bunch of browsers. It was exactly like switching from IE to Firefox back in those days. And I never looked back since.
Nobody knows this better than Firefox itself. And changes have already started showing up. Introduction of Tabcandy was creative and more such features are in the pipeline.
On July 12th, JaegerMonkey officially crossed TraceMonkey on the v8 suite of benchmarks. The black line is the new method JIT, and the orange line is the tracing JIT.
And there is a small note for the worried, "the tracer JIT (orange) and method JIT (black) are not yet integrated. Once integrated, the merged branch will be faster than either branch individually. They are complementary." The progress is closely tracked and you could check the current status at arewefastyet.com
How Fast is "JaegerMonkey" as of Now?