Mozilla, When did you start smoking the crack?
Solution to the below rant for Enterprise or EDU -> see Firefox ESR Extended Support Release
Mozilla, apparently under the bright light of Google Chrome 14 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, decided to throw caution to the wind and after years of slow measured releases is now in full on party mode. As a business user it’s a party I wasn’t invited to and don’t necessarily want to attend. I’d like to attend the improvements with support and stability party.
Firefox release History
Between 09/2002 and 01/2011 Firefox went from 0.1 to 3.6.0. Between 01/2011 and 9/2011 Firefox went from 3.6.0 to 6.0.2 with 7.0 beta in the oven. Mozilla is EOL’ing version 4. before most of us in the corporate world ever get a chance to use it. If we move to 5 will Mozilla move to 6, 7 to 8…? Oh my Head.
Some interesting reading from Browser Developer Mike Kaply
“As person involved in the corporate deployment of Firefox, I think it’s a really bad idea. Companies simply can’t turn around major browser updates in six weeks (and each one of these is a major update).” http://mike.kaply.com/2011/06/21/firefox-rapid-release-process/
“This comment on my previous blog post from John Walicki is so important, everyone needs to see it.” http://mike.kaply.com/2011/06/23/understanding-the-corporate-impact