August 16th, 2009, 20:00 PM
Mozilla triggers Firefox 3.5 auto update offer
Mozilla late on Thursday began offering Firefox 3.5 to users still running older versions of the browser, the first of what will likely be several attempts to get people to upgrade before support expires for Firefox 3.0.
Firefox 3.5.2, the current version of the edition launched last June, is now being offered to users running 3.0.13, the most up-to-date edition of Mozilla's 2008 browser.
Although users have been able to upgrade to Firefox 3.5 for two months by downloading the new browser or manually triggering "Check for Updates" under the Help menu, Thursday's offer was the first automated update pitch.
When Firefox users get the update offer, they can choose between accepting the update, postponing it 24 hours or declining it. The latter, however, doesn't permanently block future offers. "We might send you another offer again in the future, but it won't be for several weeks or months," explained Mozilla on its developer center.
Full story: Computerworld