"Customizing and theming, or "skinning", your open source
browser is about to get easier, thanks to the integration of
Personas in the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 3.6 release.
"The Personas engine, which enables users to easily change the
way the browser looks, had previously been available as a Firefox
add-on, but will soon become part of the default browser itself.
Other popular Firefox add-ons, including Weave and Prism might one
day follow suit, as well as a new technology for add-ons called
Jetpacks, Mozilla said.
""Our add-ons site has over 6,000 add-ons, but it's a fairly
heavy experience," Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla,
told InternetNews.com. "You go there, you search, you find one,
install it, then restart your browser. For cases where you're
changing functionality, that makes a lot of sense, but what we've
seen is that for a lot of people, for changing the way the browser
looks, they're looking for something more lightweight."