Ubuntu 8.04 and Firefox 3 Beta 5

DigitalPig lizhenqing.fudan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 15:23:50 UTC 2008

Ioannis Vranos <ivranos at freemail.gr> writes:

> I have some concerns about Ubuntu 8.04 and Firefox 3 Beta 5. I have read
> that Firefox 3 Betas are unstable. Why this Beta was chosen to be
> included in Ubuntu 8.04 instead of the stable version? Are there any
> other Betas included in Ubuntu 8.04? Has anyone any experience on
> Firefox 3 Beta 5 under Ubuntu 8.04?
> The Firefox 3 Beta 5 mainly stops me from upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04.
Because the idea of Ubuntu I think. In opensource community, beta does
*NOT* mean something with a lot of bugs. In contrast, beta means there
is a lot of improvements and the developers want people to install and
try. Some times it's only because of the software development policy. For
example, Debian has a very long testing period of beta to make sure that
everything works fine on all architectures. Sometimes it is almost
perfect on i386, but not enough reports from the situation on the sparc
machine. They will keep the distribution as "test". But in fact, it is
already usable in i386.

I think same thing happens here. Firefox is a cross-platform and huge
software. The testing needs to cover all platforms with many OS and
machines. There are very unlikely big bugs existing now. You can try it
out if you like pursuing the latest functions.  

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