Ubuntu falling behind?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Jun 26 03:16:53 UTC 2010

"Ryan Dwyer" <ryandwyer1 at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:
>> "Chris Jones" <chrisjones at comcen.com.au> wrote:
>> >I have to wonder whether Ubuntu updates are falling behind as time goes
>> on.
>> >It's now a good few days since Firefox 3.6.4 was released, yet Ubuntu's
>> >version still sits at 3.6.3 for some odd reason. Yet I can boot up my neat
>> >and trusty little Tiny Core Linux cd and to find that even that has 3.6.4
>> in
>> >it's local mirror. What takes Ubuntu so long to get updates? And in
>> >particular FF updates.
>> >
>> Actually testing stuff before it's released.
>I assume the Windows release was tested, so why can't the Ubuntu release
>tested at the same time? Why start testing Ubuntu's release after the
>Windows one has already hit the streets?
I didn't say that. There's been testing going on for some time. I'm not following the details, but I'm sure the Ubuntu security team is aware of any related security issues and able to balance urgency of getting fixes out versus the value of more testing. 

If you want to get your Firefox straight from Mozilla as you would on Windows you can do that, but you'll need to go to them for support after that.

Scott K

Scott K

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