Out-of-process plugins landing soon in Firefox as a minor update (3.6.4)
According to minutes posted from a recent platform meeting, the change will arrive in the upcoming Firefox 3.6.4 update. The public beta announcement will be made in the next few days, though you can already download builds from the Mozilla Nightly FTP if you'd rather not wait. By the beginning of next month the update should be available in-browser for existing Mozilla users. They've pegged May 4th as the day 3.6.4 final will ship.
This is a fairly big change in update philosophy from Mozilla. In the past, a new feature as significant as out-of-process-plugins would never have been slated for a minor release such as 3.6.4. However, with Google furiously pushing updates to Chrome, an impressive Opera 10.5x on the market, and IE9 generating buzz Mozilla can't afford to be complacent.
[via Mozilla Links]