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Racerbob
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[FireFox] Modern UI Firefox browser for Windows 8 News

December 10th has been set as the date that this modern ui browser leaves beta....

»www.neowin.net/news/modern-ui-fi···ber-10th


chachazz
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The Metro Preview Release build is forecasted to "ride the trains" for Firefox 26

• Iteration #13 completed on mozilla-central August 26th, 2013.
• Iteration #14 completed on mozilla-central September 10th, 2013.
Merge to Aurora 26 on September 16, 2013 during Iteration #15.
• Iterations #15 and #16 will be completed on mozilla-aurora, concluding all Preview Release work.
• A Windows Aurora Firefox build will be publicized as the Metro Preview Release.
• Iteration #17, still on Aurora, will be used to clean up any remaining carry-over and polish work.
Merge to Beta at the conclusion of Iteration #17 on October 28, 2013, making Metro Firefox available to our Beta audience.
• Iterations #18 and #19 will be available if needed for responding to any critical Beta feedback issues that surface.
• Push to Release on December 10 with Firefox 26 at the conclusion of Iteration #20.

In Nighlty it is on the Win 8 Start Screen



chachazz
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Firefox Metro Test Day is happening this Friday on Aug 30th.
This event is open to all those interested: newcomers, experienced testers, developers, and anyone interested in testing and using Firefox Metro.
»quality.mozilla.org/2013/08/fire···ncement/
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Gone Fishing
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Mozilla postpones Metro Firefox release to late January

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Mozilla postpones Metro Firefox release to late January

Slower development pace leads to new launch forecast for touch-ready Windows 8 browser

...Mozilla last week said that slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface (UI) means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.
...

Third-party browser makers face unique hurdles in Windows 8. Only the default browser -- which is set by the user -- can run in the Modern UI. During setup, Windows 8 assigns Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) as the default browser; when Windows 8.1 ships Oct. 18, IE11 will be set as the default.

Even so, Mozilla has said it's important that it have a Modern browser app to remain competitive. Google, for instance, has had a much less ambitious Modern version of Chrome since June 2012.

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More @ »www.computerworld.com/s/article/···_January
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chachazz
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latest meeting notes...
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• Misc. polish and bug fixing work
• Metro Firefox uplift will occur with Fx26 to Aurora, it will most likely not migrate to Beta with Fx26, but no decision has been set in stone.

Just waiting for Aurora to go v26.
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chachazz
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Re: [FireFox] Modern UI Firefox browser for Windows 8 News

A touch-friendly Firefox for Windows 8 is now live in Aurora
(Note: Aurora is not available for Windows RT)
Information: »support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/goo···friendly

Get Aurora here:
»www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/al···ora.html
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chachazz
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Update: targeting a Fx27 release


Santa Fe
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reply to Racerbob
What is this Windows 8 you speak of?

Everyone knows Linux is where it's at!
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Oleg
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reply to Racerbob
Seems like every company would go with metro interface carp

BlitzenZeus
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reply to Santa Fe
Just wait, they could come out with a alternate gui for linux mirroring the Unity interface to make it easier for touch users.
Run away! I forgot to bring the holy hand grenade of Antioch, run away!

In all seriousness this has to be a small percentage of Win 8 users. x86-64 hardware running Win 8, the user has a touchscreen, and actually wants to use it. I guess they want a tablet friendly interface for those who have one at least so they might have a better option than IE.

Also posting from linux, but I do have a Win 8 partition
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