Mozilla developers consider even shorter release cycle

While some users are struggling with the fact that a new version of the free Firefox browser is released every six weeks, the developers have been discussing an even shorter release cycle. A thread on a mailing list revolves around whether to shorten the cycle to five weeks or less.

On the mailing list, Josh Aas suggested testing the accelerated approach: “I suspect the only way to know if we can do it is to try – we can always back off if it doesn’t work out”. Others disagreed, pointing out that many users are already unhappy with the current six week update cycle: “It might be better to wait a while until people become convinced that every update isn’t going to break all their extensions, and plugins, and themes”. Various Add-on developers have also been sceptical about further accelerating the release process.

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