Mozilla platform engineering director Damon Sicore announced Firefox 4 is expected to be released by the end of next month. There are still about 160 bugs that need to be fixed before the browser can enter Release Candidate stage as Mozilla wants to bring the bug count down to zero prior to publishing Firefox 4 RC1.
He said that Mozilla has around 160 hard blockers to knock down, before proceeding to Release Candidate stage of the next iteration of the outfit's browser.
"We have to reach Release Candidate status as quickly as possible, ideally finishing the hard blockers by the beginning of February and shipping final before the end of February," he said.
Another beta is likely to follow first, however, noted Sicore. That's because Mozilla wants to get bug counts down to zero prior to shipping the RC version of Firefox 4.