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07 March 2011, 09:31

Mozilla patches Java applet problems in Firefox

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Firefox Logo Just two days after it released the Firefox 3.6.14 and Thunderbird 3.1.8 security updates, the Mozilla project has issued new versions of its open source web browser and email client to address several critical issues found in the previous releases. According to the developers, Firefox 3.6.15 fixes a bug that prevented some Java applets from loading in version 3.6.14, while Thunderbird 3.1.9 corrects a problem that caused a crash after the update. Various other bugs affecting all platforms have also been closed in both Firefox and Thunderbird.

Thunderbird Logo More details about the updates, including links to the full change logs, can be found in the Firefox 3.6.15, and Thunderbird 3.1.9 release notes. Firefox 3.6.15, and Thunderbird 3.1.9 are available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Alternatively, users can upgrade to the new versions, either by waiting for the automated update notification or by manually selecting "Check for updates" from the Help Menu. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest releases as soon as possible.

Firefox and Thunderbird binaries are released under the Mozilla Firefox End-User Software License Agreement and the Mozilla Thunderbird End-User Software License Agreement, and the source code is released under disjunctive tri-licensing that includes the Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1.


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