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Mozilla Delays Firefox 1.5 RC1 To Stamp Out Late Bugs

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"Mozilla Corp. has had to delay the first release candidate of Firefox 1.5 by a few days to smash some late-appearing bugs, a company employee announced late Monday.

Firefox 1.5, which is currently in its second beta version, was going to move on to the next step, Release Candidate 1, on Friday, Oct. 28. A code lockdown -- which meant that no new changes for RC1 would be accepted -- was scheduled for midnight Sunday, Oct. 23.

"We didn't quite make it and this morning there were a couple of regressions, a couple of newly discovered security issues, and a couple of unfixed Update bugs," blogged Asa Dotzler, the coordinator of Mozilla’s QA program, on Monday."...

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"Update: Asa Dotzler informs us that a few issues (mostly relating to security and the software update system) have been discovered and will have to be fixed before Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 ships. Fixes for major bugs such as these are the only ones that are allowed to be checked in during a lockdown."...

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