Firefox will be updated as scheduled during the outbreak, but will be more cautious about feature adjustments

Targeting Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux platforms, Mozilla has just released a stable update for Firefox 75 and promises not to affect subsequent releases due to the new corona virus outbreak. It’s worth noting, however, that while the new version of Firefox will be released along the established roadmap, Mozilla says it will be more cautious about heavyweight new features to avoid some features that could disrupt the experience when they are rolled out.

Firefox will be updated as scheduled during the outbreak, but will be more cautious about feature adjustments

One risk is the impact on resources, such as government and medical websites that are visited in large numbers during the outbreak. Therefore, while Firefox will continue to receive updates normally, these changes may be affected by the temporary shelving.

Mozilla explains:

We know that at this time our users rely on Firefox to provide uninterrupted access to important government and medical services, so we have taken steps to avoid functional changes that could negatively affect the user experience or potentially disrupt these sites.

For example, during the outbreak we prioritized the repair of video conferencing features so that users can use them better. We will continue to study all new features and planned changes while paying closer attention to backward compatibility and any user-facing issues they may arise.