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Plan to drop support for Firefox Rapid Release after ThingWorx 9.1

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Plan to drop support for Firefox Rapid Release after ThingWorx 9.1

Hi all,

 

In an effort to focus our resources on the features that deliver the most value to customers, we are planning a slight change to the browser support policy for ThingWorx.

 

This change will come into effect with the first minor release following ThingWorx 9.1, so likely at some point during calendar year 2021.

 

As part of this change, we will stop supporting Mozilla Firefox's Rapid Release (RR) version, but continue supporting the Extended Support Release (ESR). The Mozilla website has more details on the differences. At a high level, the ESR version receives the same security updates that the RR version does, but is more stable in terms of feature introduction. It also allows for additional organization-wide controls that are not available in the RR. Because we serve enterprise customers that generally have standardized internal IT policies and procedures, the ESR is usually the better fit.

 

This will be reflected in our release notes, but just wanted to give an advanced heads up of this coming change. Please let me know if you have any questions going forward.

 

Walter Haydock

ThingWorx Product Management

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