Firefox 64-bit for Windows was never released to the general public, but managed a significant number of testers for its “Nightly Builds” and “Hourly Builds”. However, the project was officially canceled by Benjamin Smedberg, the Mozilla engineering manager.Last week Smedberg
introduced the idea of killing the 64-bit version for Windows in mozilla.dev.planning. His arguments were lack of compatibility with plugins, malfunction thereof and the low priority aimed at error reports submitted by users.
discussion about it lasted several days and finally yesterday, Wednesday, Smedberg down the lever to the development of Firefox for Windows 64-bit. This is the translation of the last message posted on the forum:
Thanks to all who participated in this topic. Given the existing information decided disable “Nightly” and “Hourly” 64-bit builds for Windows. Consider this discussion closed unless there is critical new information that needs to be presented.
could collect data The Next Web , at least 50 percent of the testers of “Nightly Builds” Firefox was testing the 64-bit operating system from Microsoft. That edition was not yet ready for release to the general public, but many users were annoyed by the decision.Do you think
Mozilla made the right decision?
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