Author Topic: Firefox 4 beta 2 release got delayed... what for ???  (Read 1225 times)

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Hermite15

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Firefox 4 beta 2 release got delayed... what for ???
« on: July 27, 2010, 10:04:39 PM »
okay it was supposed to be released last week. It wasn't, no big deal, read in a few articles that some bugs got discovered at the last minute, explaining the decision.
 This said, I've been using this beta2/build 1 (i.e. RC), released more then a week ago, so supposed to be affected by the bugs in question. They now released, earlier tonight, the official beta.

 Guess what: the size of the two files is the same, and a sha512 analysis  brings the same result.

beta2 build1 >>> ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/4.0b2-candidates/build1/win32/en-US/
4d2ac62365d1df62ec87cca14d62d7d07c99322f828920801e85fb53e1c302b0c2cbe5a1e58e5d1fe22346d3e3d32420bc55c313d843eef353f12960dc7bfe5f

beta2 official >>> https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
4d2ac62365d1df62ec87cca14d62d7d07c99322f828920801e85fb53e1c302b0c2cbe5a1e58e5d1fe22346d3e3d32420bc55c313d843eef353f12960dc7bfe5f

now read here:
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Beta 2 was due for release on Thursday or Friday, but has been delayed apparently due to two bugs that were discovered after the code freeze on Monday, July 19. When it becomes available Firefox 4 Beta 2 will come with some new features, most notably tabs-on-top on Mac, CSS transitions, retained layers, a change in the context menu and AppTabs.

http://www.conceivablytech.com/1951/products/last-minute-firefox-what-you-need-to-know-about-firefox-4-beta-2/

okay, the article might have been misinformed about bugs...my guess is that there were just some further testing..or there were some bugs, non-blockers, and they tested more to find out if there wasn't anything worse ;D
seems confirmed here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/22/firefox_4_beta_2_imminent/

 Anyway that's upsetting ::)