August 16, 2006 9:20 AM PDT
Mozilla delays Firefox 2.0 release
The release of Firefox 2.0 has been delayed until Oct. 24, with a Beta 2 release scheduled for Aug. 23, according to Mozilla. The entire release schedule was shifted to deal with last-minute fixes. Some of the Firefox bugs still being addressed affect visual refresh, panel preferences, tab overflow, spell check and anti-phishing features, according to the Firefox 2.0 status meeting minutes.
A code freeze of Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 is set to begin Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. PDT, with a testing period running from Aug. 17 through 22, according to the Mozilla Developer's Calendar. Firefox 2.0 was originally slated for a ship release of Aug. 15. In the meantime, Mozilla has tentatively moved up the Firefox 18.104.22.168 update to Sept. 7. Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 for developers is currently available for free download.