Mozilla retires Firefox 4 from security support
ml at my.gd
Thu Jun 23 13:25:30 UTC 2011
On 6/23/11 3:10 PM, Robert Huff wrote:
> Jerry writes:
>> > > Obviously users of version 4 will be more or less forced to
>> > > update to version 5 which is now in the ports system. What amazes
>> > > me is how quick support was pulled from version 4.
>> > My morning-fogged mind says Version 4 was out less than a
>> > year.
>> Correct! When Microsoft EOL'd a ten year old OS (XP) the
>> wailing's from certain factions was deafening. Now with Mozilla
>> EOLing a product less than a year old the sounds of silence seem
>> to be propagating.
> Which says something about the relative trust levels about
> Mozilla and Microsoft bringing out a a new .0 of their core product.
> Robert "still using XP" Huff
Well the main difference is, there was a lot of software that would run
only on win XP for large companies, internal web applications, home made
With FF, it's just a version bump, addons will get fixed (or not) and
that is it.
I for one was much more bothered by XP's EOL than I am with FF bumping.
Although, I'll give you, I'm as confused as everyone regarding this 4->5
bump, surely they could have done 4.1 or something...
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