Firefox 3.5 to get first update later this month

by admin July 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm

San Jose (CA) – The Mozilla team is rushing to create the first minor update for its just-released browser Firefox 3.5 for a mid- to late July release. The update will fix at least three of 55 published bugs in the new browser.

Firefox 3.5.1, due in mid to late July, is planned as a “quick turnaround” update that “fixes topcrashes and bugs [Mozilla] almost held ship for.” These topfixes are a cryptography issue under Windows XP, disconnected Arabic letters in edit fields as well as crashes caused by the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. Mozilla has not yet decided whether 3.5.1 will be labeled as a major update or if that phrase will be reserved for version 3.5.2.

There no reasons given why Firefox 3.5 shipped without those. However, TG Daily was told that one of the key reasons was the initial release schedule, which stated that the browser would ship in Q2. And Mozilla apparently found 3.5 mature enough to be released to the public on June 30.

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