Firefox 5 planned for June 21, Firefox expected on August 18

Posted on Friday, Apr 08 2011 @ 21:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mozilla provided further details on its new, ambitious roadmap. The company aims to deliver Firefox 5 by June 21, 2011, and Firefox 6 is expected to follow as soon as August 18, 2011. More info at TechSpot.
All changes to Firefox source code are initially integrated in the mozilla-central Mercurial repository. At scheduled intervals (typically 6 weeks), the changes are imported from mozilla-central to one of three other channels (larger features and projects are usually initially developed in other repositories which track mozilla-central). In addition to mozilla-central (currently referred to as nightly), there will also be firefox-experimental, firefox-beta, and Firefox (release), each backed by its own Mercurial repository. These names are currently placeholders and Mozilla may still change them.

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