Major Releases In the Next 30-Days

Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Mozilla News, Releases, Thunderbird

I stumbled upon a link to the In-progress Releases page on the MozillaWiki via David Ascher. Over the next 30 days expect to see new releases for Fx 2, Fx 3 and Thunderbird 2:

  • Firefox 2.0.0.13 is scheduled for release on or around March 25th. This has already been confirmed in the last Weekly Update meeting on March 10th. I also noticed this past Friday my Fx 2 nightly builds had been bumped up to Fx 2.0.0.14pre. Fx 2.0.0.13 should be released to the Beta Channel later this week.
  • Firefox 3.0b5 is scheduled for release on or around March 27th. Um…okay, I sure wasn’t expecting to see this coming out so soon. It was a little over 10-days ago when Firefox 3 Beta 5 Announced. Now, I wonder is Beta 5 going to be the last of the Beta releases? Kinda moving fast on this release. Because of this news, I am going to hold off on Making the Switch to Fx 3.0 as my primary browser.
  • Thunderbird 2.0.0.13 will not be released, until April 15th. David Ascher discusses the reasons why this Thunderbird release is being delayed in his latest blog entry: Progress Update. The main reason is it is not practical (it would be ideal though) to do a simultaneous release (Firefox and Thunderbird 2.0.0.13). The security fixes include addressing exploits with JavaScript which by default is active in Firefox, but not in Thunderbird. Plus given Firefox has a much larger user base which can be affected over this exploit it was decided to go ahead with the Firefox release first. I have to agree with David’s comments concerning the decision to push back the Thunderbird 2.0.0.13 release:
  • The strange thing is this: everyone on the call was unhappy about it. But I actually feel that the choice was the right one, given the circumstances.

Comments
  1. […] reminder while TBird update are normally released at the same time, TBird 2.0.0.13 update has been pushed backed to April […]

  2. […] At this time, no build/release schedule is available. Given what David Ascher has said about Thunderbird updates, I would guesstimate a release by the end of the month. News Source: Mozilla Developers […]

  3. […] reminder while TBird update are normally released at the same time, TBird 2.0.0.13 update has been pushed backed to April […]

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