- Mozilla Corp. has identified 10 high-priority bugs in Firefox 3.0 – three of them pegged critical – but it won't decide until next week whether to release the browser anyway or restart the final stretch by issuing a second release candidate.
"We are making a go/no-go decision early next week, as we are still collecting feedback [on Release Candidate 1]," Mike Schroepfer
, Mozilla's vice president of engineering, said in an e-mail Thursday.
Firefox 3.0 RC1 launched a week ago, but Mozilla has not yet committed to RC2. Previously, the company only said it is targeting June as the release window for the final code.
On the mozilla.dev.planning newsgroup, Schroepfer also said that on May 27, Mozilla will either call Firefox 3.0 finished with RC1 or build RC2 with fixes for the 10 bugs that have been collected.
In the meantime, testing will begin on the 10 bugs. "If we need to do an RC2, they'll be ready to go," he said. "If we ship RC1, we can get them in the 3.0.1."
The bug list includes three marked critical on Bugzilla, Mozilla's bug-tracking database and management system. Eight of the bugs affect Firefox on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, while two affect only Linux.
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