Mozilla Firefox is no longer going to update every six weeks

Feb

6

2016

Mozilla has announced to stop clinging to his six-weekly update schedule Train Model. Instead, the company switches to a more variable six- to eight-week schedule. Nevertheless, should come as many releases of the browser this year.

The looser schedule must entail some important advantages according to Mozilla. So it would be more possible by adjusting release dates to respond to emerging user needs. In addition, the flexible schedule allow for the holidays.

Firefox Train Mozilla began in 2011 with a Train Model, where each six weeks, a new version of Firefox released . This could bring the company updates and features to users faster. Every six weeks, new features were placed on Mozilla-central. These features were then stabilized over a period of twice six weeks. During this stabilization period, while already developed new features and posted on Mozilla-central. Because of this, there was every six weeks, a constant supply of new features.

The next update comes out on March 8 with Firefox 45. Then follows a schedule with irregular periods between updates. In total, in 2016 seven new versions of the browser from along with a scheduled update for critical updates provided needed in December. Updates for Firefox ESR follow the same schedule.

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