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Major Update to Firefox 1.5 Rolled Out

Friday June 29th, 2007

Users of Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.12 have been offered a major update to Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 via the automatic update notification. As reported earlier, Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.12 is the last release from the Firefox 1.5 Branch.

As per the the ReleaseRoadmap policy, the previous release of Firefox (1.5 in this case) is supported for six months beyond the release of a major revision (2.0 in this case).

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 can also be downloaded directly from the Firefox Product Page


#2 Bundled distributions?

by Kelson

Friday June 29th, 2007 4:12 PM

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I seem to remember that there was some plan worked out with Linux distributions that bundled Firefox 1.5 so that they would work together to continue maintaining security, right? For instance, Fedora Core 6 and Mandriva 2007 are still on Firefox 1.5, and still fully supported. If someone found a vulnerability in Firefox 1.5.0.12, there wouldn't be a generally-available 1.5.0.13, but Red Hat, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc. would provide, say 1.5.0.12-1 through yum, apt-get, or urpmi, and someone would host the patches.

Can anyone confirm this?