The beta of Firefox 3.0 first became available for testing back in late-November as Beta 1 with the option for those more adventurous users to go ahead and begin using and testing. Well the good news is that that Firefox 3.0 Beta has entered “code freeze.” This means that this version has been locked and according to Mike Beltzner, the Mozilla interface designer that testing on Beta 3 should begin Monday. After which the public release can be expected sometime around February 13.
According to Firefox “at least 41 percent” of extensions are now working with Firefox 3.0. After the Beta 3 proves to be OK, we can expect to see a Beta 4 before the final release. At this time there is not any estimate of time as to when we will see the final release in the hands of users. Still, its nice to see progress being made.