End of Security Updates for Firefox 2.0Category: Software, Open Source
Posted: October 29, 2008 07:50PM
Mozilla Corporation’s policy is to support a browser for six months after it has been replaced by a new version. Firefox 3.0 has been out for some time now, and version 2.0 has continually been updated with numerous security fixes; the last of which had patched fourteen vulnerabilities. But because of the policy that the corporation holds, Mozilla only plans to supply two more security updates to the aging browser. Mike Beltzner, the director of Firefox, stated that the plan for the end of development for version 2.0 is set for the latter part of December. He also noted that a large number of Firefox 2.0 users have already upgraded their browser to version 3.0. Firefox 188.8.131.52 will be the last release of the open source browser at the end of its life span.