It appears that Firefox 1.1 will be delayed for some three months time, according to Ben Goodger, the lead programmer on Firefox. Despite rumours of Goodger moving to work for Google, the real reasons behind the delay appear to be those of quality assurance and testing of the new release. Originally, the release was meant to take place around March of this year; however it will now fall back to June.
"Also, the slippage from March is not due to my move to Google, it is due to us needing to ensure the 1.1 release is of identical quality and scope as the 1.0 release -- that means a period of testing, the localisation system needs to be brought back online, etc. These things are done by more people than just myself, so quit with the wacky speculation." - Ben Goodger, the lead programmer on Firefox.