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Can We Ship Yet? Firefox 4 Bug Countdown

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I can’t quite remember that we have been so excited about any other bug list ever. Mozilla is getting very creative in keeping the focus on eliminating every single hard- blocking bug from the Firefox 4 code and has, to our knowledge, posted the first-ever bug countdown for a significant public software. Can we ship yet?

‘No’ is the answer at the time of this writing. The count stands at 14, down from 15 earlier in the day and the same as yesterday. We have somewhat lost track of the actual bug count, as the bug trend chart indicates 18 hard- blocking bugs and beta bugs and 115 soft-blockers. Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler tweeted earlier today that only 7 bugs with “unwritten patches” are left. There is a notable push at Mozilla to get Firefox 4 out the door, but there seems to be no clear indication when that will be.

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