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Specific release End Of Life Links seem to mostly point to the same irrelevant information[edit]

So I wrote this little Firefox Scratchpad snippet to highlight the issue[edit]

   // Replace /\b(const|let)\B/ with "$1 "
   'use strict';
   let a = document.body.querySelectorAll('a');
   let linksByHref = {
   };
   let linksToEol = Array.prototype.forEach.call(a, function (link) {
     if (/^End-of-life/.test(link.textContent)) {
       if (!linksByHref[link.href]) {
         linksByHref[link.href] = [
         ];
       }
       linksByHref[link.href].push(link.textContent);
     }
   });
   JSON.stringify(linksByHref, null, 2);

Here are the links and what they are used for[edit]

{

 "https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2006/04/13/firefox-108-security-and-stability-release-and-end-of-life-for-10x/": [
   "End-of-life 1.0.x product line"
 ],
 "https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2007/05/30/firefox-2004-and-firefox-15012-security-and-stability-update/": [
   "End-of-life 1.5.0.x product line"
 ],
 "https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2009/01/19/firefox-20020-users-offered-a-free-upgrade/": [
   "End-of-life 2.0.0.x product line"
 ],
 "https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2010/03/30/firefox-3-5-9-and-3-0-19-security-updates-now-available/": [
   "End-of-life 3.0.x product line"
 ],
 "https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2011/04/28/firefox-4-0-1-3-6-17-and-3-5-19-security-updates-now-available/": [
   "End-of-life 3.5.x product line"
 ],
 "https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal": [
   "End-of-life 3.6.x product line"
 ],
 "https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Planning/2011-06-22#Release_.283.6.2C_4.0.2C_5.0.29": [
   "End-of-life 4.0.x product line"
 ],
 "https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease#4.0.x_and_Previous_Releases_.5Bjoduinn.2C_.5D": [
   "End-of-life 5.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 6.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 7.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 8.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 9.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 10.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 11.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 13.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 14.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 15.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 16.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 17.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 18.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 19.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 20.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 21.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 22.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 23.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 24.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 25.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 26.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 27.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 28.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 29.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 30.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 31.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 32.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 33.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 34.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 35.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 36.0.x product line",
   "End-of-life 37.0.x product line"
 ],
 "https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal#Proposal": [
   "End-of-life 10.0.x ESR product line",
   "End-of-life 17.0.x ESR product line",
   "End-of-life 24.x.x ESR product line"
 ]

}


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17.0.9esr[edit]

I think 17.0.9esr should now be RED not GREEN in the list. Now we have 24esr! 83.77.253.211 (talk) 12:15, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Good Doubt :) But it is still may be available for Download! Raghusri (talk) 18:28, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
17.0.10esr is now available so 17.0.9esr is now RED. Although 17.0.10esr should be the last version of the 17.0.x ESR branch, it is still supported and should stay YELLOW until the end of the current cycle with the releases of Firefox 26.0 and 24.2.0esr. See this approved proposal from Mozilla. GbDorn (talk) 14:40, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

What is this article for?[edit]

I think this article is against the Wikipedia's policy on software updates. Especially since the rapid release schedule, listing all nightly/aurora/6-7 beta releases for each version is quite useless and takes A LOT of place. (By the way a lot of them are missing if you look at the ftp server...) There is absolutely no need for this since changes between these versions are insignificant for the most part.

I could see the point in having the dates and changelogs for the first nightly/aurora/beta for each version if there were enough differences between them or if some features were added/removed between nightly/aurora/beta/release and it was stated in the article. The last column of the table is supposed to be "Significant changes" but Firefox 7 is the last to have had any listed.

Actually I think this page is useless as all relevant information (except for the codenames) can be found in Mozilla_Firefox#Release_history and History of Firefox. GbDorn (talk) 15:55, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

End-of-life x.x.x product line on y.y.y seems to have the wrong year[edit]

Beginning with

  End-of-life 11.0.x product line on April 24, 2012.
  End-of-life 13.0.x product line on July 17, 2012.
  End-of-life 14.0.x product line on August 28, 2012.
  ...
  ....

the End-of-life seems to be one year later?

In case of normal releases, support period is 6 weeks after initial release. For example, version 11.0 was released on March 13, 2012, so, EOL of version 11.0 was indeed April 24, 2012.
In case of ESR releases, support period is 54 weeks after initial release. For example, version 10.0 was released on January 31, 2012, so, EOL of version 10.0 ESR was February 12, 2013 (EOL of normal 10.0 was March 13, 2012). --Claw of Slime (talk) 13:40, 24 November 2014 (UTC)