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28 June 2010, 09:25

Mozilla releases Firefox 3.6.6

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Firefox Logo Less than one week after the release of Firefox 3.6.4, the Mozilla development team have released version 3.6.6 of their open source Firefox web browser. The maintenance update to the 3.6.x branch only includes a single change related to the new crash protection technology from the Mozilla Lorentz Project introduced in the last update.

Initially, the amount of time that Firefox will allow a plug-in to remain frozen before terminating it was ten seconds. The update changes that number to 45 seconds. According to Firefox development director Mike Beltzner, the developers heard from a number of users with older systems that the time before a plug-in was terminated was too short, especially for popular online games such as Zynga's Farmville.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Firefox 3.6.6 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Alternatively, Firefox 3.6 users upgrade to the new version, either by waiting for the automated update notification or by manually selecting "Check for updates" from the Help Menu.

Firefox binaries are released under the Mozilla Firefox 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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