I have a beta-updating Firefox, so I have the new, safe, version already.
In open source software, is it a common practice that source code is constantly reviewed to find bugs like this. I understand that it is possible to do that but is it really a practice? I personally think that even for open source software, bugs like these are usually discovered by users.
In companies like MS and Opera, I believe there are processes like code reviews and QA/testing to find any such bugs before the product/version goes in the market.
One should not blame Firefox team or the software but I think we all should understand that all software that we use whether it is open source, a non-open source free software or commercial software, it is written by humans and there are possibility of mistakes/bugs.
I have seen Firefox code and I think that it is a huge code base written by hundreds of programmers and introduction of small but critical bugs can be easy. Still they are doing really well in terms of market that the browser has captured.
I like Firefox. I use it with IE, and I only use IE when a site doesn't pull up correctly in Firefox. I love Germany, because I was stationed there when in the Army. I can't imagine not being able to use Firefox, though.
why on earth would the government have a hand on which browser to use?
this is insane lol
anyways m using chrome, safari, firefox and opera at the moment on my macbook pro. google chrome seems to be the best.
firefox is way too bulky although i use to be the firefox guy. firefox developers need to learn something or two from the google developers.