Right now, you can install Firefox and load a CSS theme to make it look like a native GNOME App.
While it looks really nice, it would be nicer to have a native GTK4 Firefox Browser with responsive design because there's also a GNOME-based phone environment called PHOSH.
I propose a new browser called: Firefox-GTK. A collaborative project between Mozilla and the GNOME Foundation. It would be the same Firefox we love and enjoy, but tailored for the GNOME Desktop. If Firefox and GNOME Web had a baby, it would be Firefox-GTK.
I am 100% positive that GNOME will become a real contender against Apple and Google in the mobile space. When Mozilla released Firefox OS, the timing wasn't right. But now we have powerful PWAs, and Mozilla doesn't have to reinvent the wheel. We already have a plethora of Linux Operating Systems that work on phones (mostly the PinePhone), We have a Graphical Environment for phones called PHOSH, We have Powerfull PWAs, and many native GNOME Apps. All we need is a powerful web browser to create the perfect privacy-focused ecosystem.
A preview of what PHOSH is capable of right now.
Note: There's already a request on Bugzilla about porting Firefox to GTK. Report # 1701123. Furthermore, This topic is also mainstream on Reddit.
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Even if we use Firefox, we are not safe if it is running on dodgy OSes. Firefox needs to make a decision to focus on trusted OSes.
@AnonymousWhat do you mean by Dodgy OSes? Fedora is the Bleeding Edge of Linux, RHEL, powers most banks, Ubuntu, is the backbone of the Web and it's even used at the International Space Station.
@AnonymousMozilla should make a decision based on the amount of users. @LatinCanuck 's arguments are pretty solid
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Yeah, Firefox would look very native like all other GNOME apps (And It should). The recent implementation of Libwaita with GTK applications are look very polish and modern 👌. So, Firefox would look gorgeous if Libwaita gets implemented on Firefox.
Pretty please with sugar on the top
Thank you for the upgrade @Jon. It means a lot for me 🙂 Mozilla's success means success for the entire FOSS Community.
This sounds incredible. Libadwaita apps look modern, clean, and consistent with the rest of the Gnome 42+ ecosystem. I think this would be a fantastic effort. You could also distribute Firefox-GTK as a Flatpak, so it will work on any distro.