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.

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

by Nitin

Sunday May 18th, 2008 4:33 PM

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Two different issues:

#1 - News posted here was a day late. Agreed. I posted the news upon seeing the official release, and I didnt see it the same day. Also, Official announcements are on, or the mozilla.announce newsgroup. Mozillazine is not affiliated to Mozilla.

#2 - Date of release. While you are correct that the released binary has a timestamp of May 15, 2008 - it was not released on the same day. It was still undergoing testing. There was still a chance that it might have had a critical bug and get pulled. Once the testing was complete, it was released on May 16, 2008. The user comments you're seeing above reflect criticism of websites that jump the gun on the announcement.