Firefox 4 delayed until 2011

Firefox 4 delayed until 2011

Summary: Firefox's delay is no surprise given the difficulties in releasing the first full-featured beta of the open-source browser.

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Mozilla has pushed back the planned Firefox 4 release to 2011, a delay that's no surprise given the difficulties in releasing the first full-featured beta of the open-source browser--but that also gives breathing room for several competitors.

Mozilla had hoped to release Firefox 4 in 2010, but a newly updated Firefox 4 schedule shows the first release candidate arriving in early 2011.

"Development on Firefox 4 has not slowed down, and strong progress is being made daily. However, based on the delays in completing the 'feature complete' Beta 7 milestone against which our add-on developers and third-party software developers can develop, as well as considering the amount of work remaining to prepare Firefox 4 for final release, we have revised our beta and release candidate schedule," said Mike Beltzner, vice president of engineering for Firefox, in a mailing list message yesterday.

For more on this story, read Firefox 4 release slips to 2011 on CNET News.

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  • RE: Firefox 4 delayed until 2011

    Damn them!
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  • I'm starting to get a little tired of this.

    As time goes on, it seems that they slip more and more from their release schedule. They just can't seem to keep to a schedule anymore.
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  • RE: Firefox 4 delayed until 2011

    I know, I would be so pissed since I'm getting this browser for free! Quit complaining, you don't like it, write code for your own browser.
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