August 2008

Release Recap: August Week 4

Just Released Major Update: Firefox 2.0.0.16 > 3.0.1 – August 25th Schedule this Week Firefox 3.1a2 – Early September 2008?? Future Release Note: MU Releases are special releases which allow users to upgrade to the next major version (e.g. Fx 2 to Fx 3) automatically without having to manually download and install the newer version. Firefox 2.0.0.17 – September 16th Firefox 2.0.0.17 > 3.0.2 MU – TBD Firefox 3.0.2 – September 16th Firefox 3.1b1 – Early October 2008 Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 – TBD Shredder (Thunderbird) 3.0b1 –  September 2008

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Alex Polvi’s Final Contribution

Mozillian Alex Polvi who was responsible for the Firefox Crop Circle and the Firefox 3 Robot Build fame is leaving Mozilla. However, he is not leaving without one final contribution. The Foxkeh Dance, celebrating 10 years of Hampster Dance and 10 years of Mozilla, Alex has recreated the Hampster Dance but with Mozilla Japan’s Mascot Foxeh. See The Foxkeh Dance in its full glory (Warning: turn down volume first). Source: Mozilla Links

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Updated TBird 3 Milestone Schedule

As mentioned in today’s Weekly Update Meeting, there is newly revised TBird 3 Milestone Schedule. The most noticeable about this new schedule is that does not include the final milestone, the release and the code freeze for the last build does not occur until January 2009. I was kinda hoping to see TBird 3 be released around the same time as Fx 3.1 this December, but based on this schedule this is not going to happen. Here is the current TBird3 Milestone Schedule (subject to change): 3.0b1 String Freeze — September 2, 2008 3.0b1 Code Freeze — September 9, 2008…

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Fx 2.0.0.16 >> 3.0.1 Major Update Released

Very shortly the first Major Update to Firefox 3 should start rolling out. Like any other update users should get notification within the next 24-48 hours. What it sooner? Go to Help, Check for Updates. Users will be presented with a screen similar this: Click for full-size Keep in mind this updates is optional and you are presented with three choices: select Later if you don’t want to decide now; Firefox will ask again in 24 hours select Never if you don’t want to accept this upgrade offer; we might send you another offer again in the future, but it…

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Updated TBird 3 Milestone Schedule

As mentioned in today’s Weekly Update Meeting, there is newly revised TBird 3 Milestone Schedule. The most noticeable about this new schedule is that does not include the final milestone, the release and the code freeze for the last build does not occur until January 2009. I was kinda hoping to see TBird 3 be released around the same time as Fx 3.1 this December, but based on this schedule this is not going to happen. Here is the current TBird3 Milestone Schedule (subject to change): 3.0b1 String Freeze — September 2, 2008 3.0b1 Code Freeze — September 9, 2008…

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Weekly Update: 2008-08-25

FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.16 > 3.0.1 MU – Status: Releasing @ 7:00 PM PDT /10:00 PM EDT  August 25th Major Update will allow current Fx 2.0.0.16 users to auto-update to Fx 3.0.1 Does NOT include ja-JP-mac builds (coming with Firefox 3.0.2) Current Schedule Final Release: August 25th Fx 2.0.0.17 & Fx 3.0.2 – Status: Pending Code Freeze Schedule Code freeze: August 26th Builds start: August 27th QA starts: August 28th Release to beta channel: September 4th Final Release: September 11th Firefox 3.1a2 (Shiretoko)/Gecko 1.9.1a2 – Status: Pending Code Freeze Schedule Code freeze: August 26th Builds start: August 27th QA starts: August…

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