10-06-2011, 09:44 PM
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Mozilla to offer Firefox 3.6 users upgrade to 7.0.1
Today Mozilla will offer those Firefox users sticking with version 3.6 a chance to upgrade to the lastest 7.0.1 version.
This was announced by Firefox release manager Christian Legnitto in a mailing list message tomozilla.dev.planning earlier this week:
Just a friendly reminder that we are planning to offer the Firefox 3.6.23 -> 7.0.1 advertised update this Thursday, 2011-10-6.You can still decline the update if you feel that way.
What does the advertised update mean?
* We will be offering an advertised update (also sometimes called a “major update”) for Firefox 3.6.x -> Firefox 7.0 on 2011-10-06 (1 week and 2 days after Firefox 7’s release)
* The advertised update has no bearing on support levels. It does not mean Firefox 3.6 is end-of-life
* The advertised update has no bearing on the Firefox ESR proposal
* This is part of the old release process and is unchanged from what we have been doing for the past 3+ years
* The prompt is opt-in…if users decline, they stay on 3.6.x and get security updates until the next time we decide to prompt
* We did this for 3.0.x -> 3.5, 3.5.x -> 3.6, 3.6.x -> 4.0 and 3.6.x -> 5.0…nothing new
* If enterprise deployments have advertised/”major” updates disabled in rollouts their users will not see the prompt but they will see Firefox 3.6.24 when it is released on 2011-11-08
This is mainly to move regular Firefox users who don’t know there is an update up to a newer/better version if they are so inclined.
Based on previous advertised update offers we expect to see a significant percentage of users installing the new version. We are, of course, watching the data closely to see what happens and to make sure there are no unexpected issues.
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