Firefox’s new rapid release cycle has received a lot of attention since Firefox 5 was released. I won’t add to the discussion of its pros and cons.
But I will note that we’re now on a 6-week release cycle. That means Firefox 6 should be released in early August, and Firefox 9 should be released before the end of the year. I point this out because an awful lot of people think we’re on a 3-month release cycle. I can think of two reasons for this misconception: (a) early discussion of the rapid release cycle said it would be 3 months long, if I remember correctly, and (b) the gap between Firefox 4 and Firefox 5 was 3 months.
This 6-week cycle is something that we need to publicize well, to avoid further charges of poor communication. I don’t want to read 1000 comments saying “3 months between FF4 and FF5, 6 weeks between FF5 and FF6, is FF7 coming in 3 weeks!?!! ZOMG hasn’t Mozilla heard of Zeno’s Paradox? LOLWUT”.
Update: Mike Hommey has kindly corrected me; there will be 8 weeks between FF5 and FF6. There will then be 6 weeks between all subsequent releases. The 12 week gap between FF4 and FF5 and the 8-week gap between FF5 and FF6 were artifacts of the timeline used to get the rapid release process up to speed.