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Mozilla pushes Firefox 4 back to 2011

Firefox 4 pushed back into 2011

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 27, 2010 08:03 pm CDT - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time

Today Mozilla have announced it will delay Firefox 4 until 2011. The decision is after several weeks of no progress on Firefox 4 Beta 7 - which had a date to ship in September but missed it as they hit several bugs in the release.

Mozilla pushes Firefox 4 back to 2011 |

Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner said "Completing this work [on Firefox 4] is taking longer than initial estimates indicated as we track down regressions and sources of instability."

Beltzner said Mozilla could not push Firefox 4 out in November - and December "is a bad time to release a product" he said. Development for Firefox 4 has not slowed down, even with the delayed launch - "The user interface changes are converging, the graphics and layout features are wrapping up, and recently the JavaScript engine was dramatically improved." he added.

Firefox 4 is now slated for a release candidate status sometime early 2011.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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