Updated Mozilla Firefox Roadmap Targets 1.0 Release for September 14th
Monday July 12th, 2004
Ben Goodger has updated the Mozilla Firefox Roadmap with the latest information about the path to 1.0. Development will remain on the AVIARY_1_0_20040515_BRANCH (itself cut from the Mozilla 1.7 branch) until 1.0, with three releases candidates planned. The launch of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 for Windows and Linux is currently scheduled for Tuesday 14th September. The Mac OS X version will be released a little later, following additional work to make Firefox fit in the Aqua look and feel. Further details about the updated Roadmap, including information on nominating blocker bugs, have been posted to the Firefox General forum.
#6 Re: please delay it 1.5-2 months
Tuesday July 13th, 2004 3:52 AM
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Note that in the roadmap document it does say "We have picked an ambitious target release date for Firefox 1.0 - 9/14. While it is possible that we may slip past this we want to set that date now so that it gives us a near term goal to target and then slip from, rather than wait for things to "fall into place" or setting a later date that will result in further slipping."
Which seems to acknowledge that the chances of slipping past the date are fairly high. There are a couple of weeks for testing after RC2 - if things aren't looking good then (or if RC2 is late), they have the opportunity to push the release back.
MozillaZine's headline is accurate - September 14th is a target date, it won't necessarily be the release date (although of course lots of people will take it as that and moan when it's late...)