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Mele20
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Firefox 17.00.9ESR is out

Fx 17.0.9 ESR is out. Here's the security fixes:

»www.mozilla.org/security/known-v···ESR.html
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chachazz
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Firefox 24.0 ESR
»www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/or···all.html


Mele20
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Your point? 17.0.9 ESR is the current ESR version NOT ver 24. That is available but it will NOT be pushed for three more months. Most using ESR version will wait for 17.0.9 ESR to update automatically by internal update which will not happen for several cycles. Most who use ESR version do so to avoid the current insanity of Mozilla with way too many, too often updates so most will wait for internal update of the current official ESR version.
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EdmundGerber

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Would you happen to know where to find the changes/difference between 17.xx and 24.xx?



chachazz
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Firefox 24.0 ESR is the current (new) ESR.
For the benefit of enterprise transition, ESR maintains former version for one more release after a New ESR version release. (eg: 17.0.10 - 10/29/2013).

Mozilla's release schedule:

Firefox 24.0 / 24.0 ESR / 17.0.9 ESR - September 17, 2013
Firefox 25.0 / 24.1 ESR / 17.0.10 ESR - October 29, 2013
Firefox 26.0 / 24.2 ESR - December 10, 2013 [ 17 ESR End-of-life]
Firefox 27.0 / 24.3 ESR - January 21, 2014
Firefox 28.0 / 24.4 ESR - ( and so forth; release every 6-week)
Firefox 29.0 / 24.5 ESR
Firefox 30.0 / 24.6 ESR
Firefox 31.0 / 24.7 ESR

"chemspill" (a response to a potential negative event) releases will in future add a digit - 24.1.1, etc.

said by EdmundGerber:

Would you happen to know where to find the changes/difference between 17.xx and 24.xx?

All release notes here.
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EdmundGerber

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Thanks chachazz


Mele20
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End of Life is DECEMBER 2013. It is NOT October 29. This is what the ESR list serv states. It is 50- 52 WEEKS. Mozilla committed to an approximate 52 week cycle for ESR. If they grossly shorten that as you say they have then God help those crazy idiots! But then Mozilla is highly suicidal...do they have to be saved again by third parties? That's getting very tiresome.

It is NOT one release...three releases past the current insanity called ver 24. But maybe what Mozilla devs have stated in ESR listserv is wrong? Mozilla is highly suicidal but if they have changed the ESR release cycle THEY COMMITTED TO, as you have stated, then ESR is dead. But then a suicidal Mozilla constantly flirts with (and secretively wishes) death.

I checked to be certain: Firefox 27.0 / 24.3 ESR - January 21, 2014 THIS IS EOL FOR Fx 17. I have no idea where you got Oct 29 from. Fx 17.0.11 = EOL and Fx 24.3. This is from the Mozilla Release Manager in the List Serv. Maybe Mozilla website says Oct but why I have no idea as the commitment is to approximately 52 weeks of each ESR version before EOL and I got Fx 17 as an INTERNAL PUSHED AUTO UPDATE in February 2013 so Oct 29 cannot possibly be right.



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You are technically correct about 17 end-of-life, being until the end of the final release 'cycle' , so the schedule is edited above.. (On the other hand, to some, end-of-life also means no More Releases, no more updates, fixes).

said by Mele20:

It is NOT one release...three releases past the current.

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The ESR will also have a two cycle (12 week) overlap between the time of a new release and the end-of-life of the previous release to permit testing and certification prior to deploying a new version.
Check here:
»www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/or···ons/faq/

Of course, Mozilla could always make exceptions, I suppose.
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