Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

Summary: Firefox 3 has only recently shipped but the first public milestone for its successor is fast approaching.  The Mozilla team is expecting that the code freeeze for alpha 1 of Firefox 3.

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Firefox 3 has only recently shipped but the first public milestone for its successor is fast approaching.  The Mozilla team is expecting that the code freeeze for alpha 1 of Firefox 3.1, code named Shiretoko, will be next Monday and that alpha 1 be available for early adopter testing on July 25.

During a status meeting on Shiretoko Tuesday, Mozilla developers said Beta 1, which will be more generally available to the public for testing, is due in August and Beta 2 is expected to be released in September. The Mozill ateam is shooting to ship the upgrade by year's end or the first quarter of 2009.

The features list for Firefox 3.1 is still in discussion, top developers told ZDNet. "We're not at a point where these sort of decisions are being made," said Mike Beltzner, Firefox project lead. "As you heard at today's meeting, we're currently working towards shipping a first developer milestone (Alpha 1) to get broader feedback on the work that we've been doing to date. Until we've shipped that first milestone, though, the future is still too hazy."

But according to sources, Mozilla is looking at including support for video as defined by HTML 5 specification as well as support for cross-site XMLHttpRequests (XHR) for building stronger web applications and more easily implementing mashups.

Based on planning notes posted on the web, currently, three big items appear on the features list -- tag autocomplete, bulk tagging support, and private browsing mode for corporate users.  Also on tap: advanced search UI, a lightweight tagging user interface, integration of a browser's download history.

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  • NoScript/XHR?

    [i]as well as support for cross-site XMLHttpRequests (XHR) for building stronger web applications and more easily implementing mashups.[/i]

    NoScript will block that, won't it? Is XHR a security problem?
    Don Collins
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

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    corn888
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  • RE: Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

    Dude FireFox v3 just totally blew me away. I love it!

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    jasonwheeler
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

    what about fixing the fsync problem?
    maccam94@...
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

    Geeze nothing grows under these guys not even corn,just look at MS floundering about with IE 8.
    morrigen
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 alpha 1 code freeze is next Monday

    Does anyone know that Yahoo email users have been locked out in FF since 7/2?? Ok, you know, but is anyone doing anything about it? A forum post says that FFFrance has been going after YahooFrance to correct a glitch that is apparently the source of the problems (blank email text body--header only-- and inoperative buttons). Maybe some of the clever and persuasive folks working on alpha 1 code could give YahooUSA a call and get them off the dime. I for one am really tired of being able to browse to my hearts content in FF3, and then have to run IE to check my email. Capital PIA! Help!! already. If someone has figured out a workaround I haven't heard yet please send it my way.
    SFBayguy