The latest release candidate for the Firefox Web browser is posted for
For the Mozilla Foundation and the Firefox community, the posting of
Release Candidate 3 (RC3) is a huge milestone because it represents the
final code for the long-awaited Firefox 2.0 browser.
The first release candidate for Firefox 2.0 was available Sept. 26, while
the second was released Oct. 6 as developers sought additional input and
bug reports from users.
And even as Firefox 2.0 approaches its debut, work is already under way on
the next full version of Firefox 3.0.
To help create Firefox 3.0, the development team assembled a Firefox
Feature Brainstorming Web page on the Firefox community wiki last week,
where developers and beta users can add comments about features they would
like to see in upcoming versions of the browser. Similar wiki pages were
available to users who wanted to give input about features in Firefox 2.0,
but the latest brainstorming wiki page will help formalize new-feature
requests for all future versions of the browser.
As the release of Firefox 2.0 approaches, the release date for the next
version, Firefox 3.0, is undetermined.
"It's pretty far on the horizon at this point," Schroepfer said of Firefox
3.0. "I'd be thinking [about a release] late next year."
Download Firefox RC3 here