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Please reconsider stance on FireFox 24 *ESR*

Please reconsider your stance on FireFox's ESR product as a supported platform.  It is a stability platform that doesn't get the FireFox usual 6-8 weeks to a new version approach.  It is a version that doesn't get a bunch of new features every other month, but just security fixes.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

It is a stable release and Norton doesn't have to spend a lot of time chasing compatibility with the latest, newest whim of the firefox regular products. 

I find firefox to be a great choice for a privacy browser with the combination of no-script, ghostery, and cookie monster (comprehensive cookie management.)  I haven't found a cookie management app that handles session cookies of third party sites as well as cookie monster for any browser.  

Please reconsider your support of FireFox ESR (24).  This is not the "flavour of the month" approach of regular firefox releases, it is the long term use stability version.  Isn't long term support and stable releases exactly what developers like Norton or other pluggin developers prefer?

Please reconsider.

Thanks.

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Re: Please reconsider stance on FireFox 24 *ESR*

Please reconsider your stance on FireFox's ESR product as a supported platform.  It is a stability platform that doesn't get the FireFox usual 6-8 weeks to a new version approach.  It is a version that doesn't get a bunch of new features every other month, but just security fixes.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

It is a stable release and Norton doesn't have to spend a lot of time chasing compatibility with the latest, newest whim of the firefox regular products. 

I find firefox to be a great choice for a privacy browser with the combination of no-script, ghostery, and cookie monster (comprehensive cookie management.)  I haven't found a cookie management app that handles session cookies of third party sites as well as cookie monster for any browser.  

Please reconsider your support of FireFox ESR (24).  This is not the "flavour of the month" approach of regular firefox releases, it is the long term use stability version.  Isn't long term support and stable releases exactly what developers like Norton or other pluggin developers prefer?

Please reconsider.

Thanks.

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Re: Please reconsider stance on FireFox 24 *ESR*

I don't think this is likely to happen.  Norton is a consumer product and Firefox ESR is essentially an enterprise browser.  Mozilla never intended Firefox ESR to be an alternative for everyday users of the browser (if they had, there would be no point in committing to the rapid release schedule).  ESR is an accomodation for organizations, such as businesses and universities, that cannot update their software on the accelerated schedule that Mozilla has implemented.  Mozilla warns that the ESR version will come with limitations and will not have all of the features available in the latest releases.  It's the tradeoff you accept when you elect to go with ESR, rather than the current release.  Norton has already indicated that the amount of resources needed to maintain backward compatibility with older versions of Firefox is prohibitive, and the ESR is currently designed to span 8 versions before updating.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal

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