Firefox 3 RC3 Coming

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Mozilla News, Thunderbird

Due to showstopper bug #436575 there will be a 3rd Release Candidate for Firefox 3. This bug which affects only Mac users causes Mozilla applications experience unkillable hangs after installing Mac OS X 10.5.3.  Apparently the underlying issue is on Apple’s side, but the Mozilla developers have come out with a work around/patch to fix this issue. Affected Mozilla applications include:

  • Camino
  • Firefox
  • Firefox 3 RC2
  • Songbird
  • Thunderbird

While there will be an RC3 for Windows and Linux builds as well, it is only a version bump, no actual updates will come with RC3. Only Mac builds will have updates with RC3.

Given the timing of this work around/patch, not sure if it is going to be included in the upcoming Firefox release. That build had gone into a code freeze status right around the time this work around/patch was landed. So if it is not included we will likely see a Firedrill release for Firefox (and like with RC3 only the Mac version will have the actual work around/patch. Windows/Linux builds will simply just get a version bump).

Even with this issue, the developers are still targeting a final Firefox 3 release by the end of this month. Also, no word yet when exactly RC3 will be coming out, I suspect by the end of this week.

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