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Firefox Adopts Six Weeks Of Release Cycle

mozilla's new six weeks release cycle

We are in a world where people tend to copy each other in terms of ideas, posts and functionality. Well it’s human tendency and tough to change. 🙂

When it comes to Browser War also, each and every browser is playing hard and coming up with new features to give a tough competition, and to stay in the Browser Market, they’re copying each others features with few more modules added to it ;). Here you can find lots of news on Browsers and most of them are of Google Chrome, which is one of the hottest trending topic in the field of Technology.

Just to remind you all, Google drafted a new schedule release cycle which promised to release new versions of browser once in every six weeks. Remember?

This new Release Cycle worked really well for Google in adding many interesting features to become one of  the world’s fastest browser. Do you agree with us?

When it comes to Mozilla and Microsoft, both the browser developers usually take at least a year to get their final product into the market. Oh! Damn. How slow is that! This schedule was fine with both of them until Google came up with their New Release Cycle.

Hmm! What happened next? Mozilla had to follow the Google’s new strategy and hence came up with new Release Cycle. Mozilla had already changed their Release Cycle duration from 1 year to 3 months, which reduced their product development as the shorter cycles by Mozilla did not help them in getting more Firefox users and they kept on loosing their users in the Browser War.


Mozilla Copies Google’s Release Cycle Plan!

chrome and firefox

What’s next? Mozilla has to copy Google’s schedule for Chrome browser.

Yes, Mozilla plans to release new version of Firefox browser once in every six weeks from now. This was confirmed by Asa Dotzler, New Product Manager for Desktop Firefox in the below tweet :

We got tired of waiting a year to get new features and fixes out. Expect Firefox updates every 6 weeks from now on.

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Fasten your seat belts, because Mozilla plans to ship Firefox 6 in exactly six weeks, with Firefox 7 six weeks after that, and Firefox 8 … well, you get the idea. Not coincidentally, that release schedule perfectly matches up with browser arch-rival Google Chrome.

Mozilla is always copying from Chrome from the day they felt Google is growing stronger. Did you ever think about Firefox’s and Chrome’s different browser Channels? Here’s how they are matching.

mozilla vs chrome browser comparison

LOL! Isn’t it?

Well we do agree Mozilla team is working really hard towards their new AwesomeBar, Predictive NewTab and many more. These are few of the best features by Mozilla. But few of them are not unique from other browsers!

Huh! What you guys think about this new release schedule by Mozilla team? Will this matter for others? Will this make them stronger in browsers war? Share your thoughts 🙂 Lets Discuss!

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