Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird Released

Wednesday November 8th, 2006

Security and Stability updates for Mozilla products based on the Gecko 1.8 branch have been released.

Firefox 1.5.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until April 2007. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 2.

For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox Release Notes and the Mozilla Thunderbird release notes.


by leafdigital

Thursday November 16th, 2006 2:45 AM

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Sorry for shouting :) But schapel links to the blog entry in the very first response here, and there is a comment in there which explains it. It states that an automatic update to Firefox 2 will become available. It will be an optional update because there is no requirement for users to upgrade (as Firefox 1.5 is still receiving security patches until April). Presumably, 1.5..8 adds the facilility to offer these optional updates, so there is a need to wait for a little while until people have got that version, before offering Ff 2.

There was definitely a problem with the system because especially if I do check for updates manually, I damn well expect it to offer me the update. But it sounds like that problem is being fixed and it is not intentional behaviour. So there's not much point arguing about it. (Unless you really think everybody should be forced to use Ff 2 immediately with no option, in which case, you're crazy, so move along now.)