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Firefox 11 delayed, will affect future releases

Mozilla has delayed the automatic push update for Firefox 11 across all systems over concerns with Windows

The recent six weekly release cycle of Firefox is in jeopardy at the moment after problems arose with a suspected security bug and issues linked to Windows “Patch Tuesday”, affecting the automatic push of the browsers update across all platforms.

While it was later found out that the security bug was one the team had already fixed, Johnathan Nightingale, Senior Director of Firefox Engineering, explained that the automatic push was still being held back:

“In order to understand the impacts of Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” fixes, we will initially release Firefox for manual updates only. Once those impacts are understood, we’ll push automatic updates out to all of our users.”

If the results are negative, this could easily push back the release of future updates.

Mozilla are also still looking for help at their Firefox Clinic this month

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