After the beta version of its Firefox browser for Windows 8 Metro is released in early February, the Mozilla Foundation announced the shelving of the project.
Originally scheduled for January 2014, the Firefox browser adapted to the touch interface of Windows 8 was released in beta in early February. A month later, the Mozilla Foundation announced the suspension of the project.
In announcing the mothballing of its Firefox Metro project, Mozilla justify its decision that the panel of testers could not reach a sufficient critical mass to continue to advance the project, meaning a problem the whole issue of the adoption of the new Microsoft operating system by users.
The Foundation states that the project is not stopped, the remaining code hosted on the servers, but it is currently just paused. If the market for Windows 8.x evolves, it is likely that the project resumes …
In fact, if users do not see anytime soon reach a stable version of Firefox Metro, it will be the same for Persona. The Mozilla Foundation has just announced that it also decentralized authentication project would be put to sleep.
While the Foundation hoped native support major browsers, few publishers have now adopted the concept of using public encryption keys to allow the user to connect using just an email address.