Firefox takes new tack on testing bug fixes

Over the next day, Mozilla plans to begin delivering bug fixes to a select group of beta testers who will try out the upcoming Firefox version before it is released to all Firefox users. The new version of the open-source browser will be delivered to those who signed up for the Firefox 2 beta program last year. Mozilla hopes that by having a short beta release before pushing out the product it will be better able to "ensure high quality updates," the company said in a statement. Previously, Mozilla had pushed out new security updates to all Firefox users simultaneously. The advantage is obviously a higher quality release, while the disadvantage is that the code for how the security issues were fixed is available, before the release. Firefox is expected to have about a half-dozen bug fixes.

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News source: InfoWorld

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