Mozilla has made an Extended Support Release (ESR) of Firefox available for enterprise users. Will Red Hat Enterprise Linux use the ESR release of Firefox or the rapid release consumer version in the future?
In January 2012, Mozilla released the first version of Firefox ESR. Red Hat will incorporate this version of Firefox in supported versions of RHEL 5 and RHEL 6 starting in February 2012. Red Hat will continue to support the ESR version of Firefox and will continue to update Firefox ESR when new versions are available. We encourage users to standardize on this browser and take advantage of Red Hat’s commitment to security, stability, and supportability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
More details about Firefox ESR are available here:
As of February 22nd 2012, the first Firefox and Thunderbird ESR packages (10.0 based) became available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6:
As of February 20th, 2013, Firefox and Thunderbird ESR 17 packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6: