Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track
From InfoWorld: Mozilla today announced it would drop one of Firefox’s preview tracks that have let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.
Companies running Firefox and testing the browser using the “Aurora” track will be automatically migrated to the “Beta” channel today.
“It became clear that Aurora was not meeting our expectations as a first stabilization channel,” wrote Dave Camp, director of engineering for Firefox; Sylvestre Ledru, the browser’s release manager; and Ali Spivak, head of developer marketing, in a post to a Mozilla blog.
Mozilla has offered multiple versions of each Firefox edition since 2011, when it began offering four builds—Nightly, Aurora, Beta, and Release—each of which was supposed to be more stable than the previous.
“We have more modern processes underlying our [release] train model, and believe we can deliver feature-rich, stable products without the additional 6-8-week Aurora phase,” said Camp, Ledru and Spivak.
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