First of all, I did not mean to offend. I just called it as I saw it. But I would be _very_ happy to be proven wrong about this!
Would you be interested in doing a followup? I can interview you, and you can tell me what’s happening with Ubiquity, what are the plans for it, and what _you_ need from the community to make it more visible and less “seemingly dead”.
Singularity: That’s not correct. There was never a possibility of Ubiquity going in to Firefox 4.0 in its current form; it’s too experimental and too big a security hole to be part of the core product. You’re probably thinking of Taskfox, which was a Ubiquity-inspired, but much simpler, command system that would be integrated with the location (“awesome”) bar. At one point the Firefox UX team was planning to include Taskfox in 4.0, if they could figure out a good way to integrate it. As far as I know, the current status is that we still don’t know a good way to integrate it, and the chances of it getting into 4.0 are pretty low.
You didn’t offend. (See the comment I left on your post). I said “Ouch” as in “Ouch, the truth hurts”.
I’d be happy to answer any questions you have, if you want to do an interview. I’ll follow up by email.
Ubiquity’s issue was all down to the way it was marketed. I know that I code, but hated the idea of “command line syntax” or however it was marketed, I installed it one day and was pleasantly surprised. It quickly found out that the UI sucked, but otherwise it was pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted for my browser, there are a few commands missing which Quix seems to have, a few that are in TaskFox and some others that aren’t implemented yet, but the idea was solid. As far as I’m concerned, get a decent UI that feels less HTML and more XUL and Ubiquity could take the world by storm.