Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow

Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow

Summary: The much anticipated Firefox 3 beta 1 will be available tonight or tomorrow, Mozilla developers said."Beta one [has] Q & A sign-off and will be ready to ship tonight or tomorrow, " one developer said during a Mozilla developers meeting on Monday.

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The much anticipated Firefox 3 beta 1 will be available tonight or tomorrow, Mozilla developers said.

"Beta one [has] Q & A sign-off and will be ready to ship tonight or tomorrow, " one developer said during a Mozilla developers meeting on Monday. Beta 1 will be available in more than 20 localizations, developers also said.

Beta 1 is the "most thoroughly tested" software from Mozilla Q&A team in the last few years.

Developers said several industry reports claiming that Firefox 3 will ship with more than 70 percent of bugs are misguided. There are 700 bugs remaining but Mozilla has resolved 11,800 bugs, including the most important ones. "This personally upsets me," one developer said, claiming that news sites haven't done their homework before making sensational claims.

The beta was first expected to be available this summer, and then September, but has been delayed to resolve technical issues.

The target date for Beta 2 code freeze is now December 7, developers also said during the telephone meeting.

The big push for launch of Firefox 3 is underway. The Royal Order of Experience Design, a creative agency in Chicago, has been hired to handle the rollout.

Topics: Browser, Software Development

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  • Please Correct Dec 7th Date

    You quoted me (sorta) in today's meeting on the Dec 7th date: "Beta 2 of Firefox 3 will be posted on December 7, developers also said during the telephone meeting." This is not accurate. Dec 7 is actually the date for code complete. Code complete is when we have all priority 1 bugs (called P1's) completed in order to hand off to testing. So, we're not "posting" beta 2, but hope to be ready to test it. The actual "posting" of the beta will follow in the weeks after code complete.

    Sincerely,

    Damon Sicore
    Director of Platform Engineering, Mozilla
    dsicore
  • RE: Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow

    I will tell you what I think of this as soon as I use it.
    hd79fx@...
    • wow

      This is SO profound!
      chinese.bookie
  • RE: Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow

    i sure hop it works weel with windows vista
    GRAYGOAST52@...