Asa Dotzler wrote:
Mozilla announced a plan called Extended Support Release (ESR). In short, unlike the rushed 6-week release cycle designed for individual consumers. Mozilla plans to release merely once a year special ESR version of Firefox which will continue to receive security update (patches) while not changing the rendering engine or add-on structure etc.
According to the proposal, the first ESR release should be out as ESR 10 based on Firefox 10, and will receive security updates until next ESR release which (to many open-source extremists' disliking) won't be out in rushed 6-week period.
In Mozilla's normal rushed 6-week release Firefox (designed for individuals), Mozilla not just drop off the usual expected security update for software merely 6+ weeks old, but kills them off almost completely.
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