Firefox 3.1 public beta pushed back to October
Mixing into the wave of news surrounding Google?s new Chrome web browser is a note from Mike Shaver, director of Ecosystem Development at Mozilla. According to Shaver, The code-freeze for Beta 1 was moved from August to September 30. Beta 2 will be frozen about one month later, setting the stage for a late 2008 public availability of Firefox 3.1.
Originally planned to arrive last month, the download of the first public beta of Firefox 3.1 has apparently slipped into the October time frame. Following the code-freeze on September 30, Firefox 3.1 beta will reveal Mozilla?s first big update for Firefox 3. Code-named Shiretoko, Firefox 3.1 has been available as alpha 1 since June 16 (or one day before the release of Firefox 3.0) and integrates Mozilla?s Gecko 1.9.1 engine with web standards improvements.