smaragdus wrote:Thanks for the advice. In fact I knew there were some new security releases of the 3.6+ series but I was too lazy to update my browser which is open almost all the time. In fact the newest release is 3.6.28, available at Mozilla FTP server.
Interesting. Whenever I "check for updates", of course it always tries to push 10.x on me (I have that available, too), but it formerly offered 3.6.x updates as well. I tried again through the Help > Check for Updates menu. No .28 offered, only F10. I know they want to push people off of 3.6.x., despite the number who stay on it, and complain about the rapid-release cycle -- you'd think they'd take the hint and support both, as MS did for extending XP support after the flop of Vista.
I can't find .28 anywhere at the usual MZ sites, but saw this:
Mozilla has just pushed a new Firefox release to the public release ftp server. Firefox 3.6.28 has not been announced officially yet, but it is already available for download at the ftp site and download portals such as Major Geeks. Firefox users running a 3.6 version of the browser currently can upgrade their version of the browser early by downloading the new version from the official site or those downloads sites. While it is usually not problematic to do so, last minute bugs and changes may still be implemented by Mozilla so that a new final release will replace the current available version.
Mozilla’s original plan was to release Firefox 3.6.28 on April 24, the day support ends for all Firefox 3 versions. A release in March is an indicator for a security or stability update for the browser. A changelog has not been posted yet, so that we cannot say with certainty that the release is security or stability related...
Apparently, .28 isn't an official release yet...
Do you have any newer or additional info?
At least, what is the FTP address, and is it any more informative? If it's solid, I can just get it from MajorGeeks.
IMHO, they're handling this very poorly. If there's a security flaw in .27, they need to issue the patch *now*, *officially*, even if it means having to add a .29 version next month. And since I have enabled "Automatically check for updates to Firefox", it should already have popped up as an offer. (I have "notify", not "install", but it should have notified.)
Thanks for the tip-off. And while I sympathize about taking time out for the install, you can d/l in the b/g, then just run it right before you quit for the day/night/whatever. Really, a few minutes to make sure you have the previous flaws patched.