Linked by _txf_ on Tue 28th Jun 2011 06:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A remarkably well reasoned editorial by Peter Bright at Ars discusses the implications of the new Firefox release schedule. The Crux of the argument is that by complaining about the "new" Firefox release, corporate customers are fundamentally misunderstanding the web and their place in it. He also reflects on historical reasons for their attitude and what they should do in the future to maintain parity with the evolution of the web.
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RE[4]: Corporate foot-dragging
by eldarion on Tue 28th Jun 2011 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Corporate foot-dragging"
eldarion
Member since:
2008-12-15

Actually, unlike Firefox, Chrome supports both .MSIs and GPO so I'd say this latest move by Moz was just dumb.

Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/

Firefox killed about a third of my extensions with their little stunt, including some that my customers counted on for security.

Like what? Really, if the extensions don't follow firefox update speed, you should not blame Firefox. Maybe you made some poor extension choices?

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Like what? Really, if the extensions don't follow firefox update speed, you should not blame Firefox. Maybe you made some poor extension choices?


No.... We should blame Firefox. For not giving us any time at all to test whether their new browser is compatible with the Web apps / plugins we use before forcing it on us. This really is going to hurt Firefox adoption in the enterprise. It was a really dumb move on Mozilla's part.

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RE[6]: Corporate foot-dragging
by jgagnon on Tue 28th Jun 2011 13:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Corporate foot-dragging"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

As they have stated, they are not doing what they're doing for the sake of enterprise. So it is rather pointless of you to call it a stupid move. They knew what they were doing and they made the choice.

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RE[5]: Corporate foot-dragging
by Alfman on Tue 28th Jun 2011 16:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Corporate foot-dragging"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

eldarion,

"Like what? Really, if the extensions don't follow firefox update speed, you should not blame Firefox. Maybe you made some poor extension choices?"

Wow, I can't believe what I'm hearing.

I've personally seen FF updates break extensions, it's very frustrating. According to you we should blame the extension author, but not every 3rd party developer has the resources to keep up with mozilla's betas, I know I wouldn't. Doesn't mozilla deserve more of them blame since it was they who caused things to break?

Edited 2011-06-28 17:04 UTC

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