I just ran across a very cool entry over at Seth Bindernagel’s blog answering some “Q and A” about his work at Mozilla. Back in July 2006, Seth was brought into the Mozilla Corporation to help the key leaders and contributors of Mozilla think about how to run a community-giving program.
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Over at TechWeb I found out about some updated news on Firefox 2.0′s release date:
Mozilla Corp. on Monday pushed back the release date of Firefox 2.0 yet again, with a scheduled ship for mid-to-late October. According to the minutes of Mozilla’s weekly progress meetings, there are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final goes out the door.
Now this is not Microsoft. It isn’t like the Mozilla folks are delaying it by a few years. It just looks like it is getting pushed back a few weeks. If they can make my experience better in those few weeks, then I don’t mind the wait. In fact, my Birthday is on the 17th of October, so if they could get it released on that date, it would be one heck of a birthday present.
It looks like Mozilla Labs now has it’s own blog. I am pretty excited to see what comes of this in the future. Here is just a little sample of what was said in post number one.
This web log presents updates from the new Mozilla Corporation effort, Mozilla Labs. Labs is a place for “exploring the future of the web experience”. The discussion around Labs started with the informed musing of Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler, and the need for prototypes in the Mozilla product development process.
I have joined, why haven’t you? Over at Spread Firefox, I noticed a link for folks to join the Firefox User Panel.
We’re now recruiting for the Firefox User Panel! This program will uncover how people interact with the Web through a series of short surveys. We’re looking for panelists from all walks of life and skill sets to participate – from students to retirees, from power users to novice users, and even people who don’t use Firefox.
Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The 22.214.171.124 release is based on Firefox 126.96.36.199. The trunk is the most cutting edge of all the builds and is where Firefox 3 is being developed. Branch builds are built from a code base that has been tested much more than the trunk and therefore should be considered to be more stable. The 1.8 branch is where Mozilla develops Firefox 2 which will be the next major Firefox release.
Thanks to Jim for pointing this one out to me. It looks like Portable Firefox has a new edition out with some awesome features not seen before.
Portable Firefox is now Mozilla Firefox – Portable Edition (Firefox Portable among friends), and version 188.8.131.52 has been released. It’s the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. This new release adds in a ton of new features, including: the ability to run from a CD, complete Firefox partial update support, in-place upgrades, lots of handy bug fixes, support for running within Wine on *nix and more.
Over at seattlepi.com they have a very interesting article with Firefox’s Blake Ross.
Read on for an extended version of the Q&A with Firefox co-founder Blake Ross that’s running in this week’s Software Notebook, in Monday’s paper. I spoke with him over lunch Friday at Gnomedex in Seattle, and we covered a lot of ground.
I read this intresting little ‘bit of news over at eWeek.com this morning:
Despite handing out positive reviews over the latest version of the open-source Firefox Web browser, market watchers are saying that the Mozilla Foundation will need to publicize the product heavily in order to lure new users.
I hate to say that they are point out the obvious, but hey… that is what they are doing. No mater how obvious it is though, it is the truth. It should be intresting to see how the folks at Mozilla get the job done.
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