The latest stable version of the Firefox browser has been released yesterday by Mozilla. We have reviewed Firefox 9 a day before the official release to inform users about the changes, and to provide everyone with links to download the version a day early.
A new version of Firefox appeared on the official Mozilla ftp server today, only a day after the release of Firefox 9. News about the release of Firefox 9.0.1 are scarce at the moment.
The only indicator is a critical bug listing on Bugzilla that was likely the cause for the rushed new version. Bug 712490, Tracking bug for build and release of Firefox 9.0.1, does not reveal additional information about the nature of the bug. The only information to gather from the bug listing is that it affects all Firefox platforms and versions.
Bugzilla lists one additional bug with a normal severity rating which makes it very unlikely that it has been the cause for the rushed release. The bug is preventing custom app updates on Linux versions of the Firefox web browser.
Firefox 9.0.1 is currently being distributed to Mozilla ftp servers and the distribution network. It is likely that Firefox 8, Firefox 8.0.1 and Firefox 9.0 users will receive update notifications in the next 24 hours.
The Mozilla website is currently listing Firefox 9.0 as the latest web browser version on the Get Firefox download page. Release notes and bug fix pages for Firefox 9.0.1 have just been created. They are however currently displaying a copy of the Firefox 9.0 release notes and bug fixes.
It is likely that the information will get updated in the next hours. Firefox users who are experiencing issues in the browser may want to go ahead and download version 9.0.1 early to see if the new release resolves the issues.
Everyone else is probably better off waiting for the official release announcement which hopefully will provide additional information on the issue. (Thanks Midnight for the tip)
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