If you’ve been following the development of Firefox, you know that Mozilla separates security updates, which usually happen every couple of weeks, from feature updates, which are usually separated by months.
Now, they’ve decided to change all that, drop the already-announced Firefox 3.7 from the update schedule, and simply push minor feature updates together with the security updates.
What does this mean for the users? Well, not all that much. It should help the folks at Mozilla be more efficient; but on our end, it simply means that we’ll simply see minor new features every time Firefox is updated with security fixes, probably once a month. It also means that all those users who don’t bother to update when a major update is out will have their updates delivered automatically — for better or for worse.
The first such update is code-named “Lorentz,” and it will bring separation of plug-in processes from the browser. As for Firefox 3.6, it should still become available very soon.