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Mozilla Labs has launched a new version of its Firefox web extensions package just a few days after Google opened up support for extensions in its Chrome browser.

The open source outfit has dubbed Mozilla’s Jetpack 0.5 “the bootstrap edition”.

It comes loaded with more features, API and an updated Twitter library for developers to tinker with.

The org has made installation easier for this version of Jetpack, which is an experimental project that uses open web technologies to beef up the browser and has an API that allows anyone to write Firefox add-ons, by adding a bootstrapping function to the process.

“Before this release, if as a developer you wanted people to use your jetpack, you’d first have to get them to install the Jetpack add-on and then come back to install your functionality,” said Mozilla.

“With Jetpack 0.5, we’ve greatly simplified the process. You can now provide a one-line install link which will, if the user doesn’t already have Jetpack, both install Jetpack as well as your feature.”

It’s made the process easier in the hope of encouraging more users to get involved with testing Jetpack.

Additionally, Mozilla said streaming audio data can be done in realtime mode in version 0.5.

It's also added Jetpack.music into the mix, which it said offered "the first step towards unifying" music in the cloud and on a user's desktop.

"For now, this makes media control features for Firefox easy to implement. In the future, we’ll be working on giving this ability to web content," said Mozilla. ®

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