Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Delayed Due To Several Bugs

Posted Jan 15, 2009

Mozilla will be delaying the third beta of Firefox 3 due to a large number of remaining bugs to fix.  This setback will not affect the release of the final version of Firefox 3.1.  Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 was expected to launch on January 26, but it will now be released on February 2.  This will be the last beta release for Firefox version 3.1.

“Right now we’re not expecting this to delay our shipping target of late in the first quarter,” stated Mike Beltzner, Director of Firefox.  There are about 15 bugs blocking the Beta 3 release.  One of them has to do with a new privacy mode setting within Firefox, a feature that is similar to what is available in the Google Chrome browser.  Several bugs have to do with the ability to drag tabs within the browsing window. The Beta will also include a faster JavaScript engine.

“Of course, Mozilla will continue to abide by our policy of only shipping software ‘when it’s ready,'” added Beltzner, “meaning that we’ll never publish a release that doesn’t meet our strict criteria for quality, stability and performance.”

[via PC World]