Firefox Release Recap 2010

Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Mozilla News, Year In Review

Happy New Year’s Eve! It is that time again, time for our annual look back at the Firefox releases of this year. In 2010 we saw with retirement of the Firefox 3.0 branch which had been active since the first Alpha release back in December 2006. Development continued on the Firefox 3.5 branch which Mozilla still warns ‘will be maintained with security and stability updates until August 2010’ even though there has been several releases since and more planned in 2011. In early 2010, the final release candidates along with the opening release of Firefox 3.6 in January. Finally, the first Alpha release of Firefox 3.7 came out in February. In July with the first Beta release the branch was renumbered to Firefox 4.0. Below is a month-to-month recap of the 2010 Firefox releases.

Release milestones are color coded as follows:

  • First Developmental Release on this branch
  • First Official Release on this branch
  • Final Release on this branch

January 2010

  • January 5th: 3.0.17
  • January 8th: 3.5.7
  • January 8th: 3.6RC1
  • January 17th: 3.6RC2
  • January 21st: 3.6

February 2010

  • February 10th: 3.7a1
  • February 17th: 3.0.18
  • February 17th: 3.5.7

March 2010

  • March 2nd: 3.7a2
  • March 17th: 3.7a3
  • March 23rd: 3.6.2
  • March 30th: 3.0.9
  • March 30th: 3.5.9

April 2010

  • April 1st: 3.6.3
  • April 12th: 3.7.a4

May 2010

  • No Release in May 2010

June 2010

  • June 14th: 3.7a5
  • June 22nd: 3.5.10
  • June 22nd: 3.6.4
  • June 26th: 3.6.6

July 2010

  • July 7th: 4.0b1*
  • July 20th: 3.5.11
  • July 20th: 3.6.7
  • July 23rd: 3.6.8
  • July 27th: 4.0b2

August 2010

  • August 12th: 4.0b3
  • August 24th: 4.0b4

September 2010

  • September 7th: 3.5.12
  • September 7th: 3.6.9
  • September 7th: 4.0b5
  • September 14th: 4.0b6
  • September 16th: 3.5.13
  • September 16th: 3.6.10

October 2010

  • October 19th: 3.5.14
  • October 19th: 3.6.11
  • October 27th: 3.5.15
  • October 27th: 3.6.12

November 2010

  • November 10th: 4.0b7

December 2010

  • December 9th: 3.5.16
  • December 9th: 3.6.12
  • December 21st: 4.0b8

* Branch numbering changed from 3.7 to 4.0 with the release of Beta 1.

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