[ubuntu-uk] Hardy Heron and Firefox

Iain Lane ubuntu at orangesquash.org.uk
Tue Apr 29 18:25:03 BST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:40:20PM +0100, Chris Rowson wrote:
>     | IMO it was a bad move to put a beta browser into an LTS release..... But
>     | that's just my opinion ;-)
>     I was surprised by this during the betas. I think that the only
>     explanation I found that made sense was that FF2 wouldn't be supported
>     by Mozilla for the lifetime of 8.04, thus it was better for Ubuntu to
>     punt with FF3 and rely on the upstream fixes from Debian or something.
> Perhaps so, I wonder what other long term support distros are using? It's a
> shame the Firefox release cycle didn't synchronise with Ubuntus but then I
> guess they couldn't have put the lid on Hardy until Firefox was ready... It's
> out in June apparantly so not that long to wait!
> Chris

I guess that 8.04.1 when it comes out in July will include FF3 final.
It's a much smaller change from FF3b5 to final than from 2 to 3 for both
users and developers, so that's probably the rationale. Then they won't
have to support a beta version for Hardy's lifetime.


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