IoT
News
News
1/24/2006
07:03 PM
50%
50%

Firefox Auto-Upgrade Users Become Surprise Beta Testers

Users who signed up for the beta of version 1.5 a few months ago are automatically receiving upgrades to the 1.5.0.1 beta. The rest of us get it later this month.

Some Firefox users may be wondering why they are using a version of the popular open-source browser that has yet to be released.

The Mozilla Corp. says people who installed the beta versions of Firefox 1.5 and then used the auto-upgrade system to move to the final release automatically got version 1.5.0.1, a minor update scheduled to ship before the end of the month.

"You are, whether you knew it for sure or not, a beta tester," Mozilla said in its developer center.

Those who never re-installed the final version of Firefox were automatically listed as wanting to receive beta versions in the update channel. To change status, a person can run the full 1.5 installer, or by changing a file in Firefox.

Mozilla plans to roll out security and "minor polish" updates to Firefox every two months.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of July 17, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.