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Talk:Go back to an old version of Firefox

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Obsolete versions

I don't think that it's a good idea to tell people to search shareware/download web sites to find a copy of older Firefox and Thunderbird releases or to link to a site like filehippo.com. (We make it a point to tell people to avoid unofficial download sites). For obsolete versions not available at http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ I think it would be better to link to the Mozilla FTP site. For example, Firefox 2.0.0.20 is available here. Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 and 1.0.7 are both available here. Alice 13:14, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Oops. I forgot about the ftp site. What can I say other than it was 3am when I wrote the article. However, I'd like to go back to telling them to uninstall the current version and install the older version in the same installation directory. I think we should minimize the number of choices we explicitly provide in the instructions. i.e. don't tell them why its a good idea to re-install in the same location, and then tell them to delete the installation directory and talk about how they can install elsewhere. This article isn't written for a new user, and the more cookbook like we can make it the easier it will be to deal with any problems in the forums. Tanstaafl 01:37, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Deleting the installation directory after uninstalling Firefox is important on Windows, especially if you are installing back into the same location, but the information I added on a custom install location isn't needed so I removed it. Alice 02:13, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

End of Life dates?

I'm having hard time finding EOL dates for Mozilla products, are they available somewhere?

I see Firefox 3.5.x will be EOL'd in August 2010 according to http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html
FatJohn 17:03, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Haha, I had the answer right there... D'oh! From http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/575791?s=end%20of%20life

Firefox 3.0 - EOL January, 2010
Firefox 2.0 - EOL Mid-December, 2008
Firefox 1.5 - EOL April 24, 2007

FatJohn 17:20, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Firefox 3.0 - EOL January, 2010 Yeah, but it's not quite dead yet. Firefox 3.0.18 is due out any day now (Firefox v3.0.18 Beta (Build 1), released February 9, 2010). Maybe they gotta fix it up before burial :-) Alice 18:02, 15 February 2010 (UTC)