Mozilla To Prompt Firefox 3.6 Users To Upgrade

By | October 10, 2011 | 5 Comments


Mozilla To Prompt Firefox 3.6 Users To UpgradeMozilla said it will begin to send Firefox 3.6 users an offer that urges them to get on the rapid release train.

It would be the first time it has offered what it calls an “advertised update” or a “major update” to people still running 2010′s Firefox 3.6.

According to Mozilla, the offer does not hint at an impending retirement of the older version.

The offer that users will eventually see will ask them to upgrade to the newest edition, Firefox 7.0.1. If they decline, they can continue to run Firefox 3.6 and will keep receiving the security updates Mozilla releases every six weeks.

Firefox 3.6, however, may be on the chopping block soon. Under a plan Mozilla is now weighing, the company would retire Firefox 3.6 and discontinue security updates in the first quarter of 2012.

Firefox release manager Christian Legnitto also said that based on similar offers in the past, Mozilla expects “to see a significant percentage of users installing the new version.”


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  • pretzer

    “It would be the first time it has offered what it calls an “advertised
    update” or a “major update” to people still running 2010′s Firefox 3.6.”

    Not quite true. Mozilla offered FF4.0 AND FF5.0 to 3.6 users as an “advertised update” before.
    See here:
    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases/Firefox_3.6_MU

    • David Naylor

      I was gonna say, if that were true things were much worse than I thought.

  • Kdjfgnkfdjn

    3.6 is way too old to be used, i think it should be retired already

  • Guesty Guest

    If you on 3.6.23 and you manually check for updates, don’t you get the option to download and install 7.0.1? Or can you only do that when Mozilla put out one of these advertised updates?

    • pretzer

      You can only do that, when Mozilla offers an advertised update