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Mozilla Firefox 4 Release Expected In February

One more beta version is possible as developers work through the final stages of bug cleanup before final release.

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Mozilla plans to release the final version of Firefox 4 next month, roughly three months after the original target date.

Damon Sicore, senior director of platform engineering for Mozilla, sent Tuesday an email to his development team on Google Groups, encouraging its members to sprint to the finish line.

"We've worked tremendously hard on Firefox 4, and it's time to ship it," Sicore says. "I'm seeing the same burst of excitement and activity that we've seen in the endgame of every release."

The team will have to work hard to meet the new release date. Sicore says there are 160 "hard blockers" remaining, and, historically, other finished versions of Firefox shipped six weeks after 100 blockers, which are basically bugs that need to be worked out. "We must press hard now," Sicore says.

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