Monthly Archives: January 2012

Retiring the Firefox Stable PPA

With the announcement that users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 will be upgraded to the latest version of Firefox, we are going to be retiring the Firefox Stable PPA.

Since the release of Firefox 4 last year, we have been providing this PPA so that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 users didn’t have to miss out on the new features, performance improvements, security enhancements and improved compatibility with newer web technologies provided by the latest releases of Firefox.

The next version of Firefox (Firefox 10, to be released on Tuesday of this week) will be delivered as a security update to all Ubuntu releases – hopefully by the end of the week. This means that users will receive the update without having to do anything.

I have no plans to upload the next release to the Firefox Stable PPA.

If you’re aware of any online resource (eg, on the Ubuntu Wiki, Ubuntu Forums, Ask Ubuntu or any other site providing help to Ubuntu users) which recommends to use this PPA to receive the latest version of Firefox, I would appreciate you taking the time to either correct this information (or removing it, if more appropriate).