Soon you can expect to update your Firefox browser more frequently, because the browser is switching to a monthly release cycle.
Installing a version of Firefox every four weeks is not such a crazy idea considering that with the current development cycle, new versions are released every six or seven weeks.
But by increasing the release rate, Mozilla says it can speed up browser agility and bring new features to users faster.
"With the monthly release cycle, we will be more agile and publish the news faster, while applying the same rigor to ensure the high quality and stability of the new versions. In addition, we plan to put new features and implementations of new APIs in the hands of developers faster.”Mentions Mozilla.
The new release cycle will arrive early next yearMeanwhile, the next versions of Firefox will begin to arrive sooner gradually, until reaching the goal of a new one each week.
The release rate for Firefox ESR, the version with long-term support that business users prefer, will remain unchanged.
With this time reduction in stable Firefox, by nature the beta version will also be affected. Mozilla says there will be more beta builds similar to Firefox Nightly to ensure that the quality and stability of the browser is compromised.
You can find out more details about this release cycle in the Mozilla official page.
It will be interesting to know if Google Chrome or any of the other big browsers will choose to change their launch cycle in response to Firefox, although there is no reason to do so.