Posts Tagged ‘firefox 5’

Mozilla: Firefox 5 Release Means EOL For Firefox 4

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I guess this also explains why Mozilla has been pushing so hard for users to update to Firefox 5 lately …

The Firefox rapid release process that Mozilla switched to has caused some confusion about continuing support for older versions of the browser. While there was never an official support timeline before and after the process change, it was assumed by many that major versions of Firefox were supported for at least six months after release. Mozilla recently dropped support for Firefox 3.5, and in a somewhat surprising move support for Firefox 4.


Firefox 5 Gets Faster Connections, Up Next: Memory Improvements

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Here are some interesting specs regarding the upcoming Firefox 5 release …

Firefox 5 is a week away from being released as a final version. The browser is expected to be released as final on June 21. When you look at the changelog you will notice quite a few under the hood improvements that have not been talked about yet. HTTP Transactions sorted by CWND is one of those features. Most users probably wouldn’t associate a faster browser with that feature in particular, but the explanation on the Bugzilla site might change that.


Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 and Firefox 5 Beta 3 Released

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

… And just when you thought that all of your browsers were completely up-to-date, here comes another Mozilla release.

Mozilla has released two new betas today. Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 is the first beta version of the upcoming version 5 of the Thunderbird desktop email client. Thunderbird users who are currently running a Miramar released should get update notifications soon. It is furthermore possible to manually check for updates to download and install the latest version of Thunderbird without waiting for the automatic update notification. This is done via Help > Check for Updates in the email client.


Mozilla Firefox 5 Preparations Begin

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

You really have to hand it to Mozilla; Firefox 4 is barely out the door, and they’re already promoting Firefox 5 …

With Firefox downloads in the millions on launch day, it is now time for Mozilla to look at user feedback and make preparations for the next big iteration of the web browser: Firefox 5. With rapid release in mind, Firefox 5 may be just around the corner. In Life After Firefox 4, What’s Next we looked at Mozilla’s development plans and noticed that the developers had plans to speed up the development of the browser by releasing a new major version every three months.


Firefox 5 Could Look Like This

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Meh. A lot of this just seems like “change for the sake of change” …

With Firefox 4 almost out of the door the Mozilla Firefox UI team starts to concentrate their efforts on the next version of the browser, Firefox 5. Time is of essence as the team recently announced that they would accelerate the development of the web browser. With three more versions of the browser targeted for 2011, Firefox 5 is expected to be released by the end of the first half of the year.

The following implementations are suggestions and ideas; They may be implemented in this way, in a different way or not at all in the Firefox 5 web browser.


Oh No – Mozilla Plans to Accelerate Development Cycle

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

It kind of feels like all of the browser developers are in a race to see who can drive their product to the highest revision number …

It took a very long time from Firefox 3 to Firefox 4. Guess how long it will take from Firefox 4 to Firefox 5! According to plans published in Mozilla’s Weekly Engineering Newsletter not that long, or does months sound like a long time? Plans are to follow Google Chrome’s footsteps at least in the development cycle.