Releases/Firefox 3.6 MU

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Firefox 3.6.x → 8.0.1 Advertised Update

  • It has no bearing on support levels. It does not mean 3.6 is EOL
  • We will be offering a "Major Update" for Firefox 3.6.x -> Firefox 8.0.1 on 2011-12-01
  • This is part of the old release process and is unchanged from what we have been doing for the past 3+ years
  • The prompt is opt-in...if users decline, they stay on 3.6.x and get security updates until the next time we decide to prompt
  • We did this for 3.0 -> 3.5, 3.5 -> 3.6, 3.6.x -> 4.0 and 3.6.x -> 5.0...nothing new
  • If enterprise deployments have major updates disabled in rollouts, their users will not see the prompt

This is mainly to move regular Firefox users who don't know there is an update up to a newer/better version if they are so inclined.

Mechanics are tracked in bug 691483