Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

Summary: The beta of Firefox 3.1 has been pushed back to mid September.

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The beta of Firefox 3.1 has been pushed back to mid September.

At the Mozilla group's weekly meeting Tuesday, one developer said "there is a big gap between the features planned for 3.1 and what will make it if we freeze on the 19th."

Some of the features planned for 3.1 -- including bulk tagging, Javascript enhancements, cross-site XHR and workers threads -- are not going to be ready by the end of the month.

Since the team is pushing back the beta code freeze for three weeks, users won't have it in hand until mid next month.

The Firefox team originally planned to freeze the beta code on August 19th but have now set the date for beta freeze on September 9. In the interim, the team will freeze the code for alpha 2 on the 19th.

Alpha 1 was released on July 28th.  Beta 1 is now tentatively scheduled for September 9th.  Based on the input during the 75 minute meeting, the pushback has more to do with the heaver summer vacation period than technical difficulties.

Topics: CXO, Browser

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  • Getting it right is,

    IMHO, more important than getting it early....

    Henri
    mhenriday
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

    Maybe they're trying to figure out how to make FF2 & FF3 work with Yahoo Mail again. Its only been since JULY 2nd that the Yahoo glitch has forced users to check their mail with naked IE. What a joke. Its been 6 weeks -- OMG, most of us could have written all new code by now. Of course, that assumes someone at Yahoo (or for that matter Mozilla) gives a hoot about a large part of their users -- or ex-users.
    SFBayguy
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

    Maybe they're trying to put together a workaround for the glitch that's kept FF2 & FF3 users from being able to read their Yahoo Mail email that began on July 2nd. MG, its been 6 WEEKS -- you and I could have written a whole new code set by now. But then, that assumes someone at Yahoo (or for that matter, Mozilla) gives a hoot about this large segment of FF users . . .
    SFBayguy
    • Yahoo Mail?

      Maybe I'm missing something. I use FF 3.01 and have no problem with Yahoo.
      perversion2003@...
    • Firefox and Yahoo Mail

      I don't know what your problem is but I have no problem using Yahoo Mail with either FF2 or FF3 (on different computers). You may try emptying your cache and/or delete the Yahoo cookies. Maybe something along those lines got corrupted. Another idea - try another (clean) profile and see if that helps.
      mystic100
      • Yahoo Mail

        Indeed it was a known problem with earlier FF 3.0 betas that Yahoo mail would fail, supposedly it took a Yahoo correction.

        However, I still have a somewhat minor problem - if I resume a saved session, at times FF pulls up an obsolete inbox and shortly thereafter Yahoo displays an error message (I suppose because of this mismatch).

        I simply reload the page and all is well, but sure, it shouldn't do that.
        ProfQuill
    • Yahoo mail

      I, too, have had no problems with Yahoo mail, and I'm using Firefox 3 on (gasp) Linux...
      Now MSN Hotmail on the other hand was screwed up from the time FF3 came out to just a few days ago. But that had to be my fault, of course...
      AmraLeo
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

    I?m using ff 3.0.1 and it?s been freezing up on me lately. It takes along time for the program to open up with no tabs loaded. Some times while using it, it locks up witch also stops me from using other programs; it takes about 5 min for the program to unlock.
    In the past I never had this problem it started 2 weeks ago.
    Pc is xp pro sp2, p4 2.8 1gig ram.
    Any help or how do I contact ff?
    Would more ram help?
    Thanks
    jauto1@...
  • RE: Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

    I'm having an absolute mongrel trying to get FF work with Yahoo at all. It also doesn't matter when using IE, bcoz it still doesn't work. Using FF on Linux or KDE's Konqueror the result is the same. When Yahoo does work it's lost all the framing & the mail can't be opened.

    Any ideas. I wonder if the connection has slowed down too much.
    alfielee@...