Archive for Thursday, October 12, 2006

IE7: October 18th?

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006 by El Guru in CyberNet, Firefox, Fx 2.0, IE, Links, Microsoft

Internet Explorer 7

From CyberNet News:

“According to one of Microsoft’s bloggers the release date for Internet Explorer 7 appears to be October 18th.For those of you grabbing for your calendar I’ll let you know that it is next Wednesday…a day after Mozilla plans on shipping Firefox 2 RC3.”

Again, this for those who go to Microsoft’s website, download and install IE7 themselves. Installation via automatic update starts in two weeks on November 1st.

Don’t want IE7 automatically installed on your machine? Cain’t say I blame y’all, luckily there is an easy way to Disable the IE7 Automatic Install. Important: If you are NOT using Windows XP with SP2 you won’t be auto-upgraded, so no need to continue. IntelliAdmin has two free (as in no cost and NO WGA needed) tools to block the Automatic Install on your local machine or remote machines.

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Firefox 2.0 RC3 Status

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0

With the code freeze for Firefox 2.0 RC3 now in effect, I did some checking on the Mozilla Developer’s Calendar and noticed an estimated ‘ship’ date for RC3, Tuesday, October 17th. Also on this same date is this interesting item: Fx2 – Launch Dependencies Due!

Still no official date listed on the calendar for the big Firefox 2 release.  I am guessing though it is still set for October 24th.  I base this loosely on the fact there are no more Bon Echo Status meetings after this date.

BTW,  in case you have been following the calendar and are wondering, just what the heck is ‘Gecko 1.9 / Gran Paradiso Status Meeting’…Gecko 1.9 is the branch Firefox 3 is going to be built on.  Gran Paradiso is the highest group in the Graian Alps in Italy and is the official code name for Firefox 3.  Minefield refers to the trunk which Firefox 3 is being built upon.