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.

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

by Jadugar

Saturday May 17th, 2008 4:54 PM

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Some sites/people post the release a few days before the actual release causing mozilla a lot of problems including server problems. These same sites/people never learn and do the same thing the next time a release is going to be out. In this case, the RC was still being tested by mozilla before releasing and if the person got it 2 days before, the testing certainly wasn't finished and thus they downloaded and installed it before it actually came out (the RC could have been pulled if there was a serious enough issue found during testing and thus another release would have been called RC1). It is really annoying to everyone else including the people in the mozillazine forums to have to deal with all the moronic people posting comments about releases before they've actually been officially released.