Don’t bother downloading Firefox today

The fact is, the 3.0 release is just exactly the same code base as version 3.0rc3, which only has a MacOSX-only fix more than 3.0rc2, which is what we have in unstable, already.

2008-06-17 22:55:17+0900


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5 Responses to “Don’t bother downloading Firefox today”

  1. Jon Says:

    Well put. Count my non-download as a vote of confidence in distribution packaging. Let’s see more focus on developing a good Linux browsing experience (fixing that awful sync bug either in the browser or FS or whatever) and less on this marketing nonsense.

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  4. someone Says:

    If its the same code why not rename it so its not called rc2, I thought there was a diffrence and have been useing upstream firefox and missing the nice distro intergration I got from iceweasel.

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