Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 Release Candidates available for testing

(We haven't released 1.5 Beta 1 yet. Please don't jump the gun and blog or post reviews saying we have until we actually have. Thanks.)

We've taken what we believe are the final changes into Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 and expect to have a release sometime tomorrow.

If you'd like to help us test these candidates, you can find the builds here: Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.

Using the builds for regular surfing and reporting your feedback here is great. If you're interested in more focused testing, some of the areas that you might hammer on are topsite testing, update testing, and putting any ecommerce or webmail accounts you have through their paces.

You'll probably notice that some of your extensions are not (yet) compatible with this release but I expect over the next few days, most of the popular extensions will be updated. Many already have and are already working. This is actually a key area we could use your help testing — the extension update checking, disabling, and re-enabling, so please don't shy away from helping us get this all worked out in time for the Beta and then in time for the final release. Thanks.

You'll also notice that the super sexy Firefox branding has returned -- that should be reason enough to help us test ;-)

If the feedback doesn't turn up anything horrible in the next half day or so, we'll be in a great position to ship this beta. I'll have more updates on the beta release tomorrow.

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