Last year I opened and since maintain an issue on the Mozilla bug tracker, requesting a native implementation of IPFS in Firefox. Being both an user of the browser and someone who wants to help mainstream the early adoption of IPFS, I wish to see it being supported natively by at least Firefox and Chrome for the time being. What my suggestion includes:
- A builtin version of the IPFS daemon, for users who do not have IPFS installed system wide.
- A console or special page (eg: about:ipfs) allowing IPFS commands to be input (eg: ipfs add filename).
You can find the issue over here:
I’m mentioning this in case other users want to follow or contribute to it. Perhaps someone here is familiar with Firefox and can help make it happen sooner… or has friends over at Mozilla and may let them know to keep a closer eye on it
Other than that, feel free to share your opinion on the matter. Personally I think web browsers should at least consider experimental support for a builtin portable IPFS daemon, allowing users who don’t have it installed system wide to use the network without requiring extra software: This would be a major step in making the network accessible to everyone, rather than leaving in the same situation as Tor where only tech savvy folks who download and install Tor Browser get access.