There was a Firefox 3 meeting where developers discussed the stuff that needs to be done for Firefox 3, which is expected in Q3 2007. Here's a list of mandatory requirements:
Improved interaction with Add-ons: clearer, more coherent language; less
steps to install; more visible way to configure add-ons, probably to be
moved back to the general Options window, which I hope deeply; more
noticeable alerts when updates are available; a permanent restart Firefox
Support for remote bookmarks, bookmarks and history annotation.
Files could be handled by web services. If I am reading this correctly,
this could mean you would be able to click on an attached document and open
it with something like Writely or Google Documents. And perhaps, as I asked
Santa, the ability to redirect mailto: links to web email services.
A much needed print support to prevent cut paragraphs and true WYSIWYG.
The much requested MSI installer which will be a much welcomed improvement
for IT administrators as it will ease deployment and updating of Firefox
across a company.
In the security front: support for Microsoft CardSpace and OpenID (check
tomorrow’s article for more coverage on this). Smarter credentials
the Google backed open source crash reporting tool will replace currently
A more extensive list with the highly desirable and nice to have requirements can be found at Mozilla Links.