Mozilla will give Firefox 3.6 the coup de grace next month by automatically upgrading users of that 2010 browser to Firefox 12.
The move isn't a first for the open-source developer: A year ago, it gave Firefox 3.5 the same auto-upgrade death blow.
According to Alex Keybl, Firefox's release manager, the automatic upgrade of Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 12 will take place in early May, although a date has not yet been set. Read more...
Earlier this week, Mozilla said it would kick off the offer today, but at 4:30 p.m. ET, the company said the offer had been postponed while it sorted out server capacity.
When Mozilla does pull the trigger, it would be the first time it has offered what it calls an "advertised update" or a "major update" to people still running 2010's Firefox 3.6.
According to Mozilla, the offer does not hint at an impending retirement of the older version.
"The advertised update has no bearing on support levels [emphasis in original]," said Firefox release manager Christian Legnitto in a blog post Wednesday. "It does not mean Firefox 3.6 is end-of-life." Read more...