Mozilla stops supporting RSS feeds in Firefox
As a “representative” of Web 2.0, RSS has a nail on the coffin board: Mozilla decided to stop supporting the technology in their Firefox browser. According to Mozilla, this feature usage has been at a lower level for a long time and deleting it will mean fewer resources to maintain the feature.
“After considering maintenance, performance and security costs of feed preview and subscription features in Firefox, we’ve concluded that it is no longer sustainable to keep feed support in the core of the product,” said Firefox desktop front-end engineer Gijs Kruitbosch.
” While we still believe in RSS and support the goals of open, interoperable formats on the web, we strongly believe that best way to meet the needs of RSS and its users is via Web Extensions.”
Firefox 64 is the next major release of this browser, which will automatically export “live bookmarks” to the OPML-formatted desktop after installation (if the user created anything before the update) ) and suggest alternative source readers on its support page. Firefox 64 is expected to be released in December 2018.