The latest on firefox/releases/latest
The primary way to download Firefox is at www.mozilla.org, but Mozilla’s Release Engineering team has also maintained directories like
to provide a stable location for scripted downloads. There are similar links for betas and extended support releases for organisations. Read on to learn how these directories have changed, and how you can continue to download the latest releases.
Until recently these directories were implemented using a symlink to the current version, for example firefox/releases/42.0/. The storage backend has now changed to Amazon S3 and this is no longer possible. To implement the same functionality we’d need a duplicate set of keys, which incurs more maintenance overhead. And we already have a mechanism for delivering files independent of the current shipped version – our download redirector Bouncer. For example, here’s the latest release for Windows 32bit, U.S. English:
Please adapt your scripts to use download.mozilla.org links. We hope it will help you simplify at the same time, as scraping to determine the current version is no longer necessary.
PS. We’ve also removed some latest- directories which were old and crufty, eg firefox/releases/latest-3.6.