Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Firefox and Thunderbird Long Term (ESR) release

Finally some sanity returns to the world.

If you are fed up with the rapid release schedule for Firefox and Thunderbird, you will be pleased to know that finally some sanity has returned to the fold with their new 'Extended Support Release'

To quote Mozilla for both Thunderbird and Firefox :

"Releases will be maintained for approximately one year, with point releases containing security updates coinciding with regular Firefox releases. The ESR will also have a two cycle (12 week) overlap between the time of a new release and the end-of-life of the previous release to permit testing and certification prior to deploying a new version."

So they are on an annual upgrade path, which is better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick, and a helluva lot better than the current schedule, which is insane.

Apparently they are only recommended for Big organisations etc. and normal users should use the rapid release version

"Users who want to get the latest features, performance enhancements and technologies in their emailing experience should download.....the latest version"

Think they left out the word 'bugs' in there somewhere. Personally I don't WANT the latest and greatest. I want some stability, both at work, and home.

Anyway, links are as follows :

Firefox - scroll right to the bottom for the links



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