|Representational Image of Firefox, Credits: Google Images|
The project, named Tofino, will not use Firefox's core technology, Gecko, but will instead plumb for Electron, which is built on the technology behind Google's rival Chrome browser, called Chromium. The benefit of Chromium/Electron would be that it is a solution they could pull much faster forward than their own Servo plans Servo being Mozilla's Rust-based web engine.
What the real outcome of all this will be, only Mozilla knows so far. But inside Mozilla there is much resistance against such plans... Interesting times are ahead.