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Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Date Announced for Tuesday 17th June

Wednesday June 11th, 2008

The Mozilla Developer News weblog is carrying an announcement that the final version of Mozilla Firefox 3 will be released on Tuesday 17th June.

"After more than 34 months of active development, and with the contributions of thousands, we're proud to announce that we're ready," the message says. "It is our expectation to ship Firefox 3 this upcoming Tuesday, June 17th."

It should be noted that there is still a small chance that a show-stopper bug could delay the release. However, barring any unforeseen disasters, Firefox fans can now circle next Tuesday in their calendars as Firefox Download Day when millions of users will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours. Anyone planning to host a Mozilla Party on the actual Firefox 3 launch day now also knows which date to target.

The third and final release candidate of Firefox 3 was made available earlier today with a workaround for a Mac OS X bug.


#1 Party!

by SomeGuy

Thursday June 12th, 2008 8:26 AM

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Time for some more parties! Hooray for Firefox!

#2 Fox Hunt

by HwC

Thursday June 12th, 2008 10:40 AM

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Tallez HO! To the hounds, to the hounds, for the Fox hunt.

#3 Finally!

by ekmon1582

Thursday June 12th, 2008 11:41 AM

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The next age of the best browser is here.

#76 Re: Finally!

by dkm

Wednesday July 1st, 2009 11:15 PM

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#4 Great work - looking forward to Color Management

by bradc

Thursday June 12th, 2008 12:02 PM

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Fantastic work everyone, congrats! I'm really looking forward to the many new features, including Color Management. I wrote about it here to spread the word: <http://bradcarlile.com/bl…-a-color-managed-browser/>

I just wish it was default...

#5 Exact 24 hours for record attempt?

by oldrabbit

Friday June 13th, 2008 2:14 AM

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Is the exact 24 hour period for the download 00:00UTC 20080617 - 00:00UTC 20080618 or some other timezone?

This should be stipulated somewhere.

#6 Re: Exact 24 hours for record attempt?

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday June 13th, 2008 12:40 PM

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"Is the exact 24 hour period for the download 00:00UTC 20080617 - 00:00UTC 20080618 or some other timezone?"

I would assume that it's 24 hours from the moment the release hits the servers.

Alex

#7 About time!

by tseelee

Sunday June 15th, 2008 7:17 AM

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Hooray!

#8 Where is it, then?

by ajpaterson

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 3:07 AM

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It is now 11am on June 17th here in the UK and still no sign of Firefox 3. So where is it?

#9 Not yet...

by rijoal

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 4:09 AM

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Hi, here in Americaīs, itīs 8:07 a.m. and not yet any link to download Firefox 3. Asian friends already finishes the day and, because this, the Guinness target will not be reached. Any friend from Asia get them any time?

#10 Not yet...

by rijoal

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 4:13 AM

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Hi, here in Americaīs, itīs 8:07 a.m. and not yet any link to download Firefox 3. Asian friends already finishes the day and, because this, the Guinness target will not be reached. Any friend from Asia get them any time?

#11 Not yet...

by rijoal

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 4:24 AM

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Hi, here in Americaīs, itīs 8:07 a.m. and not yet any link to download Firefox 3. Asian friends already finishes the day and, because this, the Guinness target will not be reached. Any friend from Asia get them any time?

#12 Not yet...

by rijoal

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 4:38 AM

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Hi, here in Americaīs, itīs 8:07 a.m. and not yet any link to download Firefox 3. Asian friends already finishes the day and, because this, the Guinness target will not be reached. Any friend from Asia get them any time?

#13 Release Time

by TheCycoONE

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 5:21 AM

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I imagine it will be released during business hours Pacific time. As for your Asian friend, they will have all of tomorrow to download it. (It's 24 hours from when it hits the servers, not during the day of June 17th)

#14 Release Time

by TheCycoONE

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 5:27 AM

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To add to my previous post, Mozilla has released a more exact timeframe - which as I speculated puts the release time during business hours Pacific time: <http://developer.mozilla.…day-at-1700-utc-10am-pdt/>

#15 what!

by ihavnoclue

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 11:15 AM

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Why is it still not up! Its 11:15! It was supposed to be up at 10. They have a slim chance at the record now.

#16 what!

by ihavnoclue

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 11:24 AM

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Why is it still not up! Its 11:15! It was supposed to be up at 10. They have a slim chance at the record now.

#17 New Support for EV-SSL

by CleanerToday

Friday September 19th, 2008 5:19 PM

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The improvements for EV-SSL in this release really shine. They can be seen from the <a href=<https://www.cleanertoday.com/Spider-traps-s/86.htm>>Spider Traps</a> page, then click on the Cleaner Today Green bar to the left of the URL. The International Customs logo and prominent green color really gets the "this site is secure" message across.

#18 Not yet.

by leejas

Wednesday December 17th, 2008 3:38 PM

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#20 En Yeni

by enyeni

Sunday February 1st, 2009 5:50 PM

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#21 released

by leejas

Friday March 27th, 2009 5:20 PM

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Mozilla has released a more exact timeframe - <http://www.travellot.co.uk> - <http://www.ukrate.co.uk> - <http://www.fankar.com>

#22 released

by leejas

Friday March 27th, 2009 5:20 PM

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Mozilla has released a more exact timeframe - <http://www.travellot.co.uk> - <http://www.ukrate.co.uk> - <http://www.fankar.com>

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Friday May 15th, 2009 12:19 PM

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Monday June 15th, 2009 7:07 AM

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Friday June 26th, 2009 1:02 AM

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#69 Re

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Saturday June 27th, 2009 9:43 AM

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Saturday June 27th, 2009 9:44 AM

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#89 Melen

by mmelen

Saturday July 4th, 2009 3:46 PM

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#104 great!

by mmelen

Wednesday July 15th, 2009 11:38 AM

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