I know I said that Firefox 2.0 will be released on September, but Mozilla changed their mind.
Monday they decided that the big number of bugs won’t be solved until September so this is why they decided to delay it until mid-to-late October.
They stated that are about 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final goes out the door. This is the reason for the delay.
Firefox Beta 1 was released for public a month ago and the public was pleased with what they saw. Firefox 2.0 will directly compete with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 and has an in-line spell checker, anti-phishing alerts, and a restore-after-crash feature, other improvements include enhancements to its tabs, news feeds, and extension add-ons.
Mozilla’s Firefox release calendar now shows Aug. 23 as the ship date for Beta 2, with Release Candidate 1 (RC1) due Sept. 19. At the moment, the final version is slated to post for downloading on Oct. 24.
In the meantime, the release of Firefox 22.214.171.124 — the next security update for the current production version of the browser — has been moved up to the first week of September. “Due to Firefox 2.0 slip, we have decided to shorten the 126.96.36.199 release cycle to get it out before we reach release time for 2.0,” Mozilla said.