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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Firefox 4 - Beta's version 8 and 9: released January 20th, 2011

Firefox 4 - Beta's version 8, 9 (and now 10): released by January 20th, 2011

Okay so It's now the 20th of January. First blog post for the new year - 2011 - YAY!!!! And what have we here? Well since the last post we've got versions 8 and 9 for Firefox 4 Beta. From what I've read there will be a 10 and probably an 11 before we get an RC (most probably an RC1) followed by the real deal, a clean, no tag, Firefox 4.0 deploy .... finally!!! Crazy days!!! I've been using the Beta's at work and at home for a while now so I'm totally used to the m an din fact the 3.6.xx version or whatever it is that's the stable branch one right now seems so 'old' ... he he he. Bring it on I say. Time to get rid of the BETA tag and go full force baby!!!

Ok, so as always, here's a few release notes links... Just thinking that it'll be a pity when one day the BETA is out and we move on and these luinks will probably die. Ill have a pag3e of broken old links to release notes that dont work. Can only hope that they keep the pages up cos I'm pretty sure I wont be going back to update broken links on past pages. That just ain't ma' style baby.

It's interesting to view that diagram in my last blog entry and see the original RC1 ship date was going to be October last year ... and at this stage we are in late January with at least one or two more Beta's to go before we get to RC1.  Even Mozilla, the paragon of Open Source, with it's vast hordes of developer geek armies slips on timelines. Makes me feel a hell of a lot better about my slippage at work on project estimates and such forth :-).

Update (27 January 2011):