Firefox 2.0.0.12 hits the web, fixes crashes

By on February 8, 2008, 1:59 AM
With Mozilla more focused than ever on pushing Firefox 3 out of the door as soon as possible, it's only logical that anything remaining to be fixed in Firefox 2's already stable code is taking a longer time than expected unless it's a critical security bug.

However, for the past three months myself and other members in our staff have been forced to downgrade to older versions of FF2 or look elsewhere for a stable browser since Firefox 2.0.0.11 just kept crashing on us no matter what we did. From the response I got on a blog post back in December we were not alone either.

You can download Firefox 2.0.0.12 today (Windows/Other platforms) which according to the release notes fixes "crashes with evidence of memory corruption," so it's a recommended update for everyone. There is an even brighter future for Firefox ahead. If you haven't tried the Firefox 3 betas, I can tell you it feels speedier and more responsive, although the lack of compatible add-ons make it a big no-no for daily use at least for now. Mozilla is expected to release Beta 3 next week.

On even more related browser news, Apple is cooking some interesting features for Safari 3.1.




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thejedislayer said:
I have to admit that I really never noticed problems with Firefox 2.0.0.11. In fact, really the only times I'd say it would crash; was when my computer was using up too much memory with all the programs I was using. I've been very pleased with Firefox and feel very safe surfing online with their web browser. Of course it's always great to know that these bugs in their last version have been corrected in their newest version.
Eddie_42 said:
I agree...I've never had an issue with .11 and I'm sure .12 will be just as grand. MOZILLA MAKE US AN O.S.!!!
jesse_hz said:
Haven't had a single problem with any of the recent FF releases and FF3 looks great so far.
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