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Where did the Release Notes go?

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  • के द्वारा अंतिम प्रतियुतर cor-el

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(This is an issue with the support.mozilla.com site, not an issue with Firefox itself.)

Not long ago, whenever I went to check for a new Firefox release, it took me to a page where I could download it AND where I could read the release notes.

Now, it takes me to a page which doesn't mention release notes.

I've used Firefox since 0.9 ... and I *know better* than to install a new release without understanding what's changed.

WHERE are the release notes, and why are they no longer obvious?

(This is an issue with the support.mozilla.com site, not an issue with Firefox itself.) Not long ago, whenever I went to check for a new Firefox release, it took me to a page where I could download it AND where I could read the release notes. Now, it takes me to a page which doesn't mention release notes. I've used Firefox since 0.9 ... and I *know better* than to install a new release without understanding what's changed. WHERE are the release notes, and why are they no longer obvious?

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They are accessible via the Help menu.

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Help > Release Notes is only going to show the release notes for the version that is currently being used.

This is where the release notes are for 3 specific versions of Firefox.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.13/releasenotes/
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.12/releasenotes/
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5.16/releasenotes/
I can't find an index page where a user can click on the various versions and see the release notes for a specific version bef0re installing a specific version.

You could use this as a template and insert the version number you are interested in reading the release notes for.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/-----/releasenotes/
Save it as a bookmark and when the page loads and says OOPS! We hate to say it, but we couldn’t find that page or file you’re looking for. Edit out the ----- and insert the version number you're interested in seeing the Release Notes for. Works for me going back to the Firefox 2.0 version release notes - didn't check any further back than that.

Yes, that's a bass ackwards way of finding specific version Release Notes, but without an index page that's the best way I can think of right now. That's almost as bad as Mozilla completely removing the Help files from Firefox - all "help" is online, which doesn't do a user any good if his problem is not being able to get online.

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(I agree with the-edmeister; our posts crossed.)

To clarify: I "know better" than to install a new release without knowing what's changed, BEFORE I begin the upgrade process. (One person's "new feature" ... such as, hmm, putting Help online-only ... is another's "BUG!!")

This is even more apparent for those of us who routinely use the principle of least privilege on Windows: routine work is done with a non-Admin account. To install a new Firefox release, I need to switch to an Admin account. I should be able to make an informed judgment about when to do that, based on reviewing the release notes in advance... so I should be able to find the release notes, before downloading a new release, from the web site, using my non-Admin Windows account.

The simple solution is to un-break http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox to once-again include a link to release notes that can be read BEFORE downloading or launching an update.

BillM द्वारा सम्पादित

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You can of course create a keyword bookmark to fill the version parameter:

There used to be this page, but it hasn't been maintained for for the latest releases.

cor-el द्वारा सम्पादित