Skip to comments.Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 code to freeze end of day March 3, Beta 4 now on tap
Posted on 03/05/2009 10:01:59 AM PST by CedarDave
Bugs or no bugs, Mozilla will freeze the code to the much delayed Firefox 3.1 beta 3 by the end of day.
The number of P1 blockers is now in the single digits but that doesnt mean the release candidate is around the corner.
Beta 3 was originally expected to be released in early January. It should now be available within a week or so. A possible date for beta 4 was not given.
The official news of the code freeze and beta 4 was let loose during todays weekly meeting but lead developers indicated in several blog posts last week that a fourth beta would be needed.
a 4th beta will follow approximately 6 weeks after, as a vehicle for more testing of tracemonkey, video, places and other eagerly-awaited improvements as well as feedback from beta 3, wrote Firefox developer Mike Shaver in his meeting notes posted on Feb 25.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.zdnet.com ...
Given all the efforts that went into FF3.1 and given its prolonged schedule and expanded scope, I was wondering whether it might make more sense to name it Firefox 3.5 just as Firefox 1.1 was renamed Firefox 1.5?
Not a bad idea. You are not the first to suggest that, indeed!, Shaver shot back in the same thread. I think we should discuss exactly that, but in another thread and after we get beta3 out the door. :)
For the tech PING! list.
Firefox started out as a “snappy” alternative to Internet Explorer, but it has become so bloated that it is now slow to load. Safari is much faster.
Even with the bloat and the bugs Firefox is still WAY better than IE. Haven’t tried Safari yet, still happy with Firefox.
Firefox is the best.
A combo of Chrome and IE works a lot better than FF, which seems to just be coasting off of old buzz these days.
There are times when it’s using almost 235,416 K of memory, which is what it’s using as I’m typing this.
Only one extension I use to download flash videos keeps me using it.
I don’t like FF 3 due to the way its drop-down address bar works.. It seems like it keeps any website that u visit (up to say, 14???) & they stay there & there’s no way to get rid of them.
On FF 2 I can clear out my browsing history completely...& when I do, the drop-down box is blank, like I want it....but when doing so on FF 3, those same sites are still there! It’s very aggravating to me, ‘cuz I have a specific # of sites that I visit, & all of them are in the drop down box. If I need to visit a different site not on my list, I use my Google search bar just to the right so I don’t add a bunch of sites to the box I use for my main sites.
If there was any way I could get FF 3 to operate the way I want it to, I would change over to FF 3...but until then I will stay w/ FF 2; I would really appreciate someone’s help on this if they can understand my unprofessional way of explaining my problem. Thank you!
Uh, highlight the address in the dropdown address bar and hit the delete key. It goes away in Firefox 3.0.6.
Not sure how secure Safari for Windows is yet. It is really cool looking, though.
I use Safari on both a Mac and Windows. Not surprisingly, it works better on a Mac, with a few more features, but it is much faster on both platforms than other browsers.
I just tried that on my version (FF 2) & it doesn’t work. What it does is send me to the site that I right-clicked on. I don’t want to re-download FF 3 in order to see if it will work on that version ‘cuz I’m worried that I might not be able to find FF 2 again in case it doesn’t work for me on FF 3 either.
Thanx for the info that! :-)
I'm still using FF 2 and it works fine. Try it again. BTW, "Shift+Delete" works also.
I just found out by accident that all I hafta do it hit the “Delete” key by itself & it does what I want. Thanx, I wouldn’ta been able to do any of it w/o your help! :-)
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