It’s been a while since the last release of the Rainbow add-on. We wanted to give everyone a quick update on the roadmap for Rainbow and real-time communication on the Web.
Integration with WebRTC
Web technologies are successful only when most (if not all) browsers support a standard API. Mozilla has been a key participant in many web standards that have evolved over the last decade. Today we are working very closely with both the W3C and IETF working groups and are actively participating in the standards discussion for real-time communication. We look forward to continuing to work with other browser vendors and interested technology groups to create compelling APIs that embodies all the characteristics that makes the Web awesome!
The Future of Rainbow
As the project matures, and after the many UI and technology issues have been worked out, we would also like to integrate this feature into Firefox. It is a little early to tell when that will happen, but we want to do it as soon as possible!
How can you help?
We’re really excited about propelling this forward, and if you take a look at our github repository, you’ll notice we’ve been busy hacking. As always, please feel free to jump in and help out. If you’re a web developer interested in building on these technologies, we’re really interested in hearing from you. Let’s make this a reality together!