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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.


#6 Re: Exact 24 hours for record attempt?

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday June 13th, 2008 12:40 PM

You are replying to this message

"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