Barring the discovery of any major bugs, Mozilla will make available the final version of its Firefox 4 Web browser on March 22, according to a message posted in Mozilla’s developer forum.
“Firefox 4 RC1 has received a very warm welcome; it’s time to make a decision to ship,” Mozilla’s Damon Sicore wrote. “As of now, there are no known issues that would stop us from shipping RC1 as final … March 22nd is the day we would ship.”
Mozilla announced last week that it had pushed live the release candidate (RC1) of the browser, marking the final stage of testing before a final public release. One glitch with Java was reported, but Mozilla decided that it wasn’t significant enough to push back the release. If Mozilla does discover a major bug, the March 22 release date will be pushed back, the problem will be addressed and a second RC will be released.
Firefox 4 will bring wider support for HTML5, a much-talked-about “do not track” privacy feature and a new design.