New Firefox 3 beta releases have been coming out on a regular basis for the past while, each time bringing a snappier, more polished, and less memory-hungry browser. But when can we expect the browser to go gold? In an interview with Reuters, Mozilla Vice President of Engineering Mike Schroepfer has at last revealed Mozilla's expected time frame for the launch of the final Firefox 3.0 release: late June.
A fourth beta version of the browser came out earlier this month, and we know a beta 5 release is expected in a week or two. Schroepfer says the fifth beta will include tune-ups to the browser's look and feel as well as further stability improvements. After that, Firefox 3 will most likely hit the release candidate stage, at which point Mozilla will continue to iron out bugs until it deems the browser ready for a mainstream launch.
That said, Schroepfer tells Reuters that users should feel free to use the beta 4 release already. "In many ways it (Firefox 3) is much more stable than anything else out there," Schroepfer stated. Mozilla's website currently warns that Firefox 3 betas are intended for developers and testers only, but Mozilla reportedly plans to revise the site and remove that warning.
|Nvidia admits, explains GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue||151|
|Here's my guest appearance on tonight's Alt+Tab Show||10|
|Watch John Romero talk about Doom level design||40|
|I'll be on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show live at 3PM PT||15|
|Windows 10 build 9926 adds Cortana, Continuum, and more||40|
|Apacer exec sees 256GB SSDs falling below $70 this year||45|
|Deal of the week: IPS monitors with 4K and 1080p resolutions||11|
|Haswell CPU and Radeon graphics team up in ASRock's VisionX mini PC||14|
|Report: Google to launch its own cellular service||82|
|HA. AMD in the red and nVidia in the green. Thats funny cause you know... *cough* oh forget it.||+80|