64 Bit Windows Firefox Is Finally Coming

By | October 5, 2014

64 Bit Windows Firefox Is Finally ComingNot anytime soon though.

After ditching its plans to continue the development of 64 bit Firefox builds that would be available to general public, it looks like due to the fear that Microsoft won’t release the 32 bit build of Windows 10, Mozilla has changed its mind again and has now revealed more about its x86-64 plans.

It has since updated the Firefox/win64 page and announced 3 development phases:

Phase 1: Release a separate installer with 64-bit payload. Deliver to users via “what’s new” page. Ensure 64-bit builds are served by default to those who choose to covert to 64-bit. Sans Flash Support. Sans the majority of binary Add-Ons.

Phase 2: Transition to Universal Installer with guidance as to the benefit of 64-bit (Flash support either via Shumway or Adobe Supported 64-bit plug-in, no wrappers). Wider add-ons support.

Phase 3: Transition to Auto Update (with opt-out for 32-bit only).

Mozilla proposes Firefox 37 stable for the first phase, however, it will reach the general public only after 6 months aka on the 31st of March, 2015.

[Via: GHacks]

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Mehran says:

    Cyberfox is awesome!

  2. Tom says:

    It’s just sad that it takes the fear of obsolescence to push Mozilla’s devs into releasing something they should have done like 3 or 4 years ago.

  3. Just let me know when the final stable build is served and forget about all this phase BS.