Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

Summary: There's light at the end of the tunnel.Mozilla is planning to spin the first release candidate for Firefox 4 this Friday and the code is aimed to be released to beta testers as early as next Wednesday, March 9, developers said during a call today.

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There's light at the end of the tunnel.

Mozilla is planning to spin the first release candidate for Firefox 4 this Friday and the code is aimed to be released to beta testers as early as next Wednesday, March 9, developers said during a call today.

It's a major milestone. The first of 12 beta test versions of Firefox 4 was made available last June.

Of course, the RC could be available earlier if Quality Assurance signs off faster than expected. Beta 12, for instance, was made available last Friday, a few days before the expected date.

It is the first release candidate and a number of bugs have yet to be worked out but the team expects to ship the final Firefox 4 this month.

A number of printing issues were reported following the release of beta 12 late last week but those problems have been largely fixed, one developer said during a meeting today.

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  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    Its a start but I hope they don't release 12 RC's either. They need to get FF4 out quick.
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

      @Loverock Davidson
      Second that.
      CPPCrispy
  • Sigh. Ok Paula.....

    nt
    Dietrich T. Schmitz, ~ Your Linux Advocate
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    Hope they release firefox 4 after one RC and soon.
    coolnerd16
  • They need to fix the printing problems first.

    I can't believe that Firefox 4 beta is still having printing problems at this stage of the game.
    techvet
    • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

      @techvet Did you report it ?
      silentlennie
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    This is becoming maddening, I mean, we're still in the development of Firefox 4? Hopefully this'll hit RC that soon, and they can have a working model out there by April time.
    clindhartsen
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    Good.
    james347
  • Working hard!

    http://canweshipyet.com/

    They have 1 blocker left, as of when I looked.
    Michael Alan Goff
    • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

      @goff256 It has been zero for the last 12 hours or so.
      silentlennie
      • That's good news

        It means we might get it soon
        Michael Alan Goff
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    Beta 12 did not fix the javascript problem with
    Hotmail. That's a lot of end users left to be frustrated.
    askmelea
    • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

      @askmelea@... The Hotmail bug was on Microsoft's side - it's now fixed.
      WattsvilleBlues
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    oops
    WattsvilleBlues
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

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    sdghjyky
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    i have firefox 4.0 pre13 installed and it works great .
    greg-50
  • Slow Loading

    FIrefox is my top browser and I love it, but it does have this well known tendency to slowness on loading up. On a Vista machine (not mine I assure you) it took so long that I forgot I had started it.
    ksarkies1
    • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

      @ksarkies Firefox 4 mostly solves this
      silentlennie
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    BugZilla shows Zarro Bugs found!
    abhinavkmr
  • RE: Firefox 4 RC expected to ship roughly on March 9

    I'm very happy with FF 4 Beta 12. The improvement in performance between it and earlier versions (Beta 10 and previous) is immense.
    jrockefeller1