Quicker Firefox Updates in Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Judge Dee, Oct 28, 2010.

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  1. Judge Dee

    Judge Dee Guest

    Is it my imagination, or is Lucid Lynx updating Firefox a lot quicker than previous Ubuntu versions?
  2. Eice

    Eice Registered Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Probably not. I've noticed a general trend towards faster updates as well, the turnaround speed for 3.6.12 was stellar by Ubuntu's usual standards.
  3. FastGame

    FastGame Registered Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Blasters worm farm
    I say its updating faster :D

    Linux Mint is really updating faster....
  4. katio

    katio Guest

    In depth explanation can be found in this thread.
    Quick summary: Ubuntu switched to a new support model with Firefox. They use more bundled libraries minimsing distro specific patching. A side benefit of this all is they rely more on upstream testing and can get out updates faster.

    It should also be noted, this particular update is different than most. Usually Firefox sticks to it's roadmap and fixes privately reported vulns "when they are ready". This is an "out of band" fix for a vulnerability that was discovered in the wild. That means a higher priority both for Mozilla and downstream maintainers.
  5. Judge Dee

    Judge Dee Guest

    Thanks everyone for the responses.
    When it comes to security issues, I'm liking the change I see.
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