Firefox 4 was originally slated for November of 2010, but after a dozen betas, the 22nd of March may be the final release date. That is the new release date stated by Mozilla anyway.
The current release candidate was labeled as good enough to ship as the final product on Wednesday by Mozilla developers. This contrasts with what Mozilla has done in the past, namely ship multiple release candidates until finally determining the shipping code. Firefox 3.6, for example, had two release candidates issued by Mozilla before reaching its audience more than a year ago.
Despite Firefox 4 not having been made available to its fans yet, Mozilla is already preparing for the successor to Firefox 4. Going by plans that have been making their way around the developer scene, Mozilla is considering a schedule that will have it release a major version of Firefox every 12 to 16 weeks.
Users who are already using the Firefox 4 release candidate will not need to download anything next Tuesday as Mozilla believes that build to be identical to the final version.
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