Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

Summary: Firefox 4 Beta 8 is now slated for availability on December 7.Beta 8 was tentatively scheduled for release Nov 30th but the team continues to fix blockers, nail down security holes and synchronization issues.

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Firefox 4 Beta 8 is now slated for availability on December 7.

Beta 8 was tentatively scheduled for release Nov 30th but the team continues to fix blockers, nail down security holes and synchronization issues.

The open source browser team plans at least two more beta releases before making available a release candidate.  Firefox 4 is not expected to be available until the first quarter of 2011.

"There is a pending change to the way Sync UI works for adding another client which needs to be simultaneously shipped with Fennec 2 beta 3," according to Mozilla meeting notes on Beta 8. "Based on the Fennec Beta 3 schedule, which is targeting Dec 7th as ship, we feel it's best to align beta 8 with that date."

The team reported today that crashes are down considerably.

  • based on the Fennec Beta 3 schedule, which is targeting Dec 7th as ship, we feel it's best to align Beta 8 with that date
  • there is a pending change to the way Sync UI works for adding another client

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  • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

    I hope they get the crashing of Firefox fixed coz it's really a waste of time. There are a lot of important stuff that we do and then, with just a snap of a finger, your browser crashes.

    http://myinternettvsoftware.com
    seangreyhanson
    • FF3

      @seangreyhanson then don't use the beta version...problem solved!
      Bradish@...
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @seangreyhanson

      I have to ask!!

      WHAT part of BETA do you not get?????

      Either use the most recent stable release, or go back to Internet ExploDer.

      Whiner!

      BTW, I have been using the betas and NIGHTLIES since they first became available. And, yes, I have had my share of problems and crashes. Instead of b----ing and m---ing, I forward crash reports, and constructive criticism.
      fatman65535
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @seangreyhanson Firefox4 is powerful but not stable; I use tuneup360 to improve its stability!!!
      acmz123
  • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

    Farewell to firefox, we've already switched to Chrome
    shellcodes_coder
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @shellcodes_coder Chrome might be interesting, but it doesn't seem to be available for all flavours of *nix operating systems. Is there a source package which I can try to compile myself?
      colinmeister
      • You can compile chromium

        I thought I posted the link to it already, but apparently not. Just do a google search for it, since I assumed somebody saw a link and clicked to flag.
        Michael Alan Goff
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @shellcodes_coder

      Sorry, I'll pass on the Google spyware and stick with FF4 and block ads and tracking servers.
      audidiablo
      • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

        @audidiablo

        Same here.
        ahh so
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @shellcodes_coder
      Chrome is not the end all, be all. Thank you.

      Sent from Firefox
      ZackCDLVI
  • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

    Mozilla is taking entirely too long to release FF4. This is going to hurt them in the long run. Fire whoever the current PM is and get someone new in there and get them back on track.
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: Mozilla is taking entirely too long to release FF4.

      @Loverock Davidson

      I would rather them take the time to squash as many bugs as is possible before the release; not like a certain global operating system monopoly known worldwide for its buggy software.
      fatman65535
      • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

        @fatman65535

        Sounds like Chrome OS... Buggy unstable and pathetic.
        audidiablo
  • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

    The only reason i use Firefox is for extensions..Other than it lost to Chrome in other features like Speed, Memory etc..
    vgopalan
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @vgopalan Yes, but I need the extensions I use, so Chrome isn't an option for now.
      MikeR666
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @vgopalan
      Try the beta and see how you like the speed. Blows Chrome out of the water (if you're on Windows).
      x I'm tc
      • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

        @jdakula I am using FFbeta7 and have Chrome browser too, and Chrome is much faster on the same Win7 computer, not sure how you see it different.
        eye4bear
    • RE: Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

      @vgopalan

      Also who would want that spyware on their computers?
      audidiablo
      • Blah blah, google spyware

        Seriously, is that your only complaint?
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Blah blah, seriously

        Seriously, do you always double post?
        ahh so