Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta 8

By Emil ยท 7 replies
Dec 21, 2010
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  1. Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Beta 8. The new beta build was originally intended as a quick update for the feature-complete Beta 7 release, but it turns out it's pretty significant as it includes 1415 bugfixes, an improved add-ons manager, better WebGL support, and enhancements to the URL bar.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +857

    "Beta 8 was delayed till November 12, but clearly it didn't make the new deadline either. There's still a Beta 9 and a Beta 10 before we see the release candidate builds arrive, but all of those will hit in early 2011."

    LOL...whatever happened to ONE beta test before release?
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Your not kidding, I've been hearing about FF4 for so long now I'm bored, and its still not even a release candidate!

    I seriously hope its absolutely and utterly faultless upon its final release; any other reason is not a good enough excuse for the delay.
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    Well people complain that the new release with only one beta was too buggy, and now people complain that its not going to be buggy enough. tisk tisk
  5. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120


    You added an unneeded "of" in the sentence:

    The new beta build [of] was originally intended as a quick update for the...

    Just helping out! :)
  6. at this rate, google chrome will come out with chrome 16.0 beta before mozilla releases ff4.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I haven't had many issues with Betas since # 2 I think, and using it as my main browser ....... I don't care when they will release the final version, as long as the betas keep coming fast arrrrrr getting fast I mean :)

    You can't compare Mozilla with Google really, difference in financial resources available to each of these entities are well out of this world to put it mildly.
  8. QuaZulu

    QuaZulu TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +10

    I'm getting a little tired of all the waiting until the "real thing" comes out...but, as has been stated, since I pay $0 for it I guess I can't complain too loudly.

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