Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 Available

Saturday May 17th, 2008

The preview release for Mozilla's next generation Firefox browser is now available for testing. Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform which includes 33 months of platform improvements over Firefox 2.

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 can be downloaded from the Firefox Release Candidates page. The Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 Release Notes have more details, including information about what's new in Firefox 3. The Firefox 3 for developers article on Mozilla Developer Center includes useful links for Web application and add-on developers.

#12 Re: Re: Re: Re: Hmm, late as always...

by Jadugar

Sunday May 18th, 2008 3:32 AM

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Hmm.... See that proves my case. That is a single ftp server that usually beta testers and mozilla staff use. Releases are usually mirrored across many servers in order to do load balancing so the primary ftp server doesn't get overwhelmed and crash. If all the people who downloaded Firefox RC1 went to that link, the server would get overwhelmed and either be very very slow for all or crash due to not being able to handle that many connections (I'm sure many did go to that exact server due to the load balancer directing them to it). BTW, just because there is a file by that name on that server does not mean that it has been officially released. Official release is at the time the staff at Mozilla officially announce the release is available for download via an official post with relevant links to release notes etc. The official release/download has to ofcourse, be on the servers before the announcement is made and has to fully propagate to all the mirror servers before the servers are hit with download requests which is, again, all done so that the primary ftp server doesn't get bogged down or crash.