Mozilla fixes Firefox regressions, releases version

Mozilla Corporation has released Firefox for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, an update the company promised last week after it announced five bugs had been introduced by the previous version of the browser. The update fixes multiple, one which was critical, regression flaws (problems that crop up when code is changed to plug other holes) that developers spotted within days of Firefox's October 18 release. This is the second time in 2007 that Mozilla has had to rush out an update to fix regressions that had crept into the browser.

According to Bugzilla, Mozilla's bug-tracking database, however, at least one of the five problems hasn't been completely resolved. The regression that stymied Firefox extensions from updating and installing on Windows, designated Bug 396695, lacks the usual "FIXED" label. Developers created a patch, but then became convinced that more work was needed to rule out other, still-unpatched causes for the glitch. With time pressing, the decision was made to roll out the initial fix but keep working on the problem.

News source: ComputerWorld

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