Mozilla may release new patches before closing Firefox 2.0

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FxLogo200x200 Speaking to Computerworld, Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner has said that they will consult the community for feedback if they should release two new security patches for Firefox version 2.0, prior its ‘end-of-life’ status – meaning that it won’t have any new patches or support after a certain date. The new patches would push the latest version of Firefox 2.0 to 2.0.0.19.

The retirement for Firefox 2.0 is at the end of December this year, following Mozilla’s policy to support a previous version of a browser for an additional six months after a new version has come out – this one being Firefox 3. Beltzner also told Computerworld that more than two-thirds of all Firefox users are using Firefox 3, with at least 50 percent accepting the first upgrade in late August.