We've decided to change the Free Edition release cycle, for two reasons:
- From time to time, we apply fixes within Burp to accommodate changes in modern browsers, cryptographic standards, or other developments. It's not good for the Free Edition to lag behind on these kind of updates.
- We work continuously on incremental enhancements to Burp, and it is sometimes artificial to pick a particular update out as being a "major" release. We don't want to be incrementing our major version number solely because we're overdue an update of the Free Edition.
Of course, the Free Edition of Burp will always continue to remain free of charge, and the frequent updates we make to the Professional Edition will still be made available to licensed users without any additional charge.