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New Firefox Process In The Enterprise

Inspired by dolske's great post on Enterprise integration for Firefox (thanks for mentioning my work!) I have been thinking and found that I have all the means to present just how well the new Firefox release process fits into the Enterprise:

Image No. 22587

That said, I really think it fits even into other enterprises and we should help them come along on that great ride into the future and our ongoing voyage on the Mozilla mission.

(P.S.: Thanks to dolske for the great train of thought and to Paramount for the great DVD set of the recent Star Trek movie that I could use for the picture.)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on June 27th, 2011 21:44 | Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Star Trek | 6 comments


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    Tony Mechelynck

    from Brussels, Belgium

    Firefox in the enterprise
    Hmm... I've been reading mkaply's blog (three installations of it) about how Firefox's new (and suddenly disclosed) fast-release system, with every six weeks what appears to be a new major release, is a catastrophe for its business users, and Asa's replies along the lines of "Firefox doesn't and shouldn't care about businesses: if they need security and stability, MSIE is there for them" (and not at all in an ironic tone AFAICT), and I don't know what to think.
    2011-06-28 04:09



    Tony, Mozilla is preparing an official message on it. I believe that 6-week cycle can work in larger installs such as those done by "enterprise" users, but I will not turn this into the umtheenth discussion thread on that topic (also, read this ars technica article to see someone in the press very much agree with my point of view on this). My blog post here is a joke on things said there, nothing more.

    Last edited by KaiRo at 2011-06-28 19:28

    2011-06-28 19:05


    Everyone is talking about the corporate users, but I'm as an end user is concerned about the "rapid release" (aka "Chrome number catch-up") process, too. What about the extensions? Looks like some extension authors can't (or won't) play the catch-up game, too.
    2011-06-29 06:49

    Tony Mechelynck

    from Brussels, Belgium

    @kmike: Yes, many of my favourite extensions have got off the hook when Fx4 came around, and some of them never really got back on track — one of them, maybe my all-time favourite, I've had to replace (imperfectly) by something like five different ones.

    OTOH I've seen tonight (by my time zone) an article by Shaver syndicated in Planet Mozilla, with a much more positive tone. Let's watch how the story develops.
    2011-06-29 07:42


    No laughing matter to K-meleon developers
    sure Kairo, this "enterprise" blog may be a joke to some but I know for sure the developers of the K-meleon browser (a lightweight gecko based browser) aren't laughing at all.

    you should read some of ndebord's recent comments in this K-meleon forum thread:
    ndebord was VERY critical of Asa.

    I think this new rapid release system will ultimately hurt K-meleon's future development since they can't keep up with the new gecko releases that Firefox and Seamonkey have currently.
    2011-06-29 17:28



    I care about Firefox, not K-Meleon or some other no-win scenario.
    2011-06-29 20:16

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