Just a taste of Firefox 4.0 Beta 3 is all that users will be getting this week. The Candidates for the third Beta development milestone of Firefox 4.0 are now available for download from Mozilla’s FTP servers
. However, the releases offered by Mozilla are nothing more than nightly Builds, and not the actual Firefox 4.0 Beta 3, namely early previews which need more testing ahead of the official release. And of course, as some of you might have guessed, the release of Firefox 4.0 Beta 3 has been delayed slightly.
Fact is that if all had went according to plan, Firefox 4.0 Beta 3 would have been delivered tomorrow, August 6th, 2010. This is no longer the case. Code free has indeed been reached, however, Mozilla needed to deal with a severe regression issue involving Sync ahead of releasing the Beta. The browser vendor could of course had shipped Beta 3 without Sync, but instead choose to postpone the launch of Beta 3 for a few days.