Mozilla patches eight Firefox bugs, six critical.
automatic update notification, which typically pops up within 48 hours.<p>In other Firefox-related news, Mozilla today said that it would change the version number of the next major update from Firefox 3.1 -- the moniker used since May, when the company first announced the upgrade -- to Firefox 3.5.<p>The change, which had been suggested by several developers, will "indicate [the] increased scope" of the update, according to meeting notes posted online today.<p>Last week, one developer called on Mozilla to bump up the version number. "That way we would more clearly communicate to users that this isn't just a minor update but a major step forward," said Simon Paquet.<p>Mozilla also modified the schedule for Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 -- it is too late in the process to change the beta to 3.5 -- today, pushing back the ship date for the oft-delayed preview from an earlier estimate of March 10 to March 12.<p>Firefox holds a 22% market share, according to browser data from Web metrics company Net Applications Inc.<p>Copyright 2009 IDG Middle East. All rights reserved.
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