Firefox 5+ and 10.04/10.10 (was: Re: Firefox 5, reach 11.04?)

Micah Gersten micahg at
Thu Jun 23 16:54:25 UTC 2011

On 06/23/2011 07:08 AM, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> This raise up a good question.
> Since firefox 4 has reached is EOL [1] and there won't be any
> additional security update, what about the ubuntu LTS releases?
> We cannot have an LTS release without a supported firefox version.
> IMAO, FTW firefox "major" updates should be backported to every lts
> release.
> Ubuntu 12.04 will soffer by this problem.
> (I leave the question about plugins not supported or not upgraded soon
> to the mozilla developers :))
> [1]
> Just my 0.02 $
> Gianfranco

Currently 3.6.x is supported upstream, so Lucid and Maverick will
continue to get updates.  Currently, we are planning to migrate 10.04
and 10.10 to the rapid release cycle when 3.6.x reaches EOL.  There is
some discussion upstream about a distro supported Firefox LTS and we
will keep an eye on those developments.  Be assured that we intend to
provide a secure browsing experience for the LTS and all the stable

Thank you,
Micah Gersten
Ubuntu Security Team
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