Major Update to Firefox 1.5 Rolled Out
Friday June 29th, 2007
Users of Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168 have been offered a major update to Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124 via the automatic update notification. As reported earlier, Mozilla Firefox 126.96.36.199 is the last release from the Firefox 1.5 Branch.
As per the the ReleaseRoadmap policy, the previous release of Firefox (1.5 in this case) is supported for six months beyond the release of a major revision (2.0 in this case).
Mozilla Firefox 188.8.131.52 can also be downloaded directly from the Firefox Product Page
I seem to remember that there was some plan worked out with Linux distributions that bundled Firefox 1.5 so that they would work together to continue maintaining security, right? For instance, Fedora Core 6 and Mandriva 2007 are still on Firefox 1.5, and still fully supported. If someone found a vulnerability in Firefox 184.108.40.206, there wouldn't be a generally-available 220.127.116.11, but Red Hat, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc. would provide, say 18.104.22.168-1 through yum, apt-get, or urpmi, and someone would host the patches.
Can anyone confirm this?