Firefox 3.1 delayed, 3.0.7 beta released
According to Mike Shaver, Mozilla's vice president of engineering, "A fourth beta will follow approximately six weeks after, as a vehicle for more testing of TraceMonkey, video, Places and other eagerly-awaited improvements, as well as feedback from Beta 3." The final release will now be delayed until at least the 2nd quarter of this year, possibly resulting in the renaming of the release from 3.1 to 3.5.
A beta for Firefox 3.0.7 has also been released that includes a number of bug, security and stability fixes. Bug fixes in the new beta include an issue where the cookies would go "missing" after a few days for some users and a Mac only problem where users of the Flashblock add-on would hear sound from a flash plug-in for a short time after the tab or window was closed. The stable version of Firefox 3.0.7 is scheduled to be released on the 4th of March. Following the 3.0.7 release, version 3.0.8 is expected to be released on the 14th of April.
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