An important milestone happened this week.
- 17-jun-2008: Firefox3 shipped, Firefox2 started its 6 month end-of-life support cycle.
- 17-sep-2008: Firefox2 is half-way through its end-of-life cycle
- 17-dec-2008: Firefox2 will be formally de-supported.
It’ll be sad to see the ending of an era, and there’s still lots of details to sort out, including how to deal with Thunderbird2 support. However, when this happens, it will be a great relief for RelEng. We can finally de-support and mothball those 28 machines and just as importantly, we can simplify our automationÂ / unittest / talos code by cleaning out the special-case conditionals needed to handle Firefox2.
Only 3 more months to go…