Finally, we have a date for the release of Firefox 3.
"After more than 34 months of active development, and with the contributions of thousands, we’re proud to announce that we’re ready. It is our expectation to ship Firefox 3 this upcoming Tuesday, June 17th," according to a statement posted on the Mozilla.org site Wednesday.
As part of the final preparation, Mozilla also made available today Release Candidate 3, its final release candidate before ship. The team decided earlier this week to create another build to fix a problem in the Mac OSX version causes by the introduction of Apple's OSX 10.5.3.
As the open source project works to increase the 18 plus percent market share of its web browser, it is hosting a download day on June 17 and hopes to set a Guinness Book of World Records records for most downloads in a 24-hour period.