Fx 2.0.0.16 >> 3.0.1 Major Update Released

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Fx 3.0, Mozilla News, Releases

Very shortly the first Major Update to Firefox 3 should start rolling out. Like any other update users should get notification within the next 24-48 hours. What it sooner? Go to Help, Check for Updates. Users will be presented with a screen similar this:

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Keep in mind this updates is optional and you are presented with three choices:

  • select Later if you don’t want to decide now; Firefox will ask again in 24 hours
  • select Never if you don’t want to accept this upgrade offer; we might send you another offer again in the future, but it won’t be for several weeks or months
  • select Get the new version to continue on with the upgrade process!

Also, as with any other Firefox update it is going to wrong a ‘background-check” on your add-ons and automatically disable any that are not supported in Firefox 3. In the event you do have incompatible add-ons you will see this screen instead:

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Clicking on ‘Show List’ will display a screen showing the incompatible add-ons with an option to check for newer version

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Source: Mozilla Developer’s News

Comments
  1. There still is no stable release for Tab Mix Plus. Its a shame, as that is the most useful addon for me, alongside Firebug. And I need Firebug only as a developer…

    The dev build works well so far: http://tmp.garyr.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9178

  2. Bill Pier says:

    And what about those who don’t have the right GTK version required for Linux FF 3.0.1???
    Are people in this situation going to get continually nagged about upgrading??

  3. […] Towards the end of August Mozilla allowed Firefox 2.0.0.16 to upgrade directly to Firefox 3.0.1 via The Major Update. […]

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