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Firefox 3.6 is much more stable than 3.5, says Mozilla Metrics

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Apr 2010 12:27 User comments (4)

Firefox 3.6 is much more stable than 3.5, says Mozilla Metrics According to Mozilla's official "Metrics" blog, Firefox has seen a gigantic improvement in stability over the past five months, with the launch of v3.6 being a big reason why, especially compared to v3.5.
To get their number, they used the "Crash Reports" data as well as the "Aggregate View of FF Crashes" data, which can be viewed at the end of the article.

Says Ken Kovash: "As mentioned previously, improving Firefox stability was a top level objective of the Mozilla community during the last few months of 2009. That effort was led by a variety of folks across a wide breath of the community… people who saw the many complaints about crashes, collected the data, figured out what was causing the most pain, addressed those issues (sometimes in code, sometimes by working with partners) and saw product improvements."

Well done.


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4 user comments

110.4.2010 12:37

Well, more stable is never a bad thing.

210.4.2010 22:51

I think we'd all expect a newer version to be more stable than the last one, unless we like going ass backwards...... Meh.

311.4.2010 1:11

And still the Gecko engine is far slower than Webkit. And still not 100% with the Acid3 test (not even latest beta, 96/100).

411.4.2010 10:49

Give it time guys. Remember, Firefox has been faster fixing bugs and holes in their browser (in general) than others. As long as they KEEP fixing their holes and bugs then I'm all for it. Go Mozilla and keep up the good work!

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