Talk:Firefox 3

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What is this article about?[edit]

Recently, someone changed the screenshot from one of Firefox 3.0 to one of Firefox 3.5. The article contains info about Firefox 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7. Is this article about Firefox 3.0, or about Firefox 3.x? If it's about Firefox 3.x, then should we also update the logo and change the stable release to version 3.5.x? And while we're at it change the file size? We need some input. Update: I think the "Release date" section is relevant to this. Personally, I think that this article should be only about Firefox 3.0 The info about Firefox 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7 is all in the main Mozilla Firefox article. If no one disagrees within the next few days, I'll change the screenshot back to that of Firefox 3.0. TheTechFan (talk) 15:32, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Release date[edit]

Changed stable release number to 3.0.14, as this page deals with FF 3, not 3.5. Old Marcus (talk) 12:44, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


Main screenshot[edit]

See Talk:Mozilla Firefox for the many discussions of screenshots. --AVRS (talk) 14:17, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

World Map[edit]

The "World map of all downloads of Mozilla Firefox since June 17, 2008" needs to have a legend. And the text should state begin and end date. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.129.128.98 (talk) 07:30, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Firefox-logo.svg[edit]

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Regarding the Firefox 4 section[edit]

The forthcoming release after Firefox 3.6 is currently widely expected to be Firefox 4.0, which will be based on Mozilla 2, unlike the Firefox 3.5 builds being based on the Mozilla 1.9 branch (3.0).

This seems to be wrong to me -- I've always thought 3.6 (the current Firefox trunk) is going to end up as Firefox 4? Or have Mozilla announced plans for an intermediate release? This statement is also unsourced. Note that Mozilla change version numbers at a whim, and the version "3.6" is only a placeholder version that was chosen for the sole reason of being 0.1 higher than the currently branched Firefox 3.5 build. (and looking historically, 3.5 was 3.1, and 3.6 was 3.2) — Northgrove 22:18, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

I've removed that section, since Firefox 4 isn't Firefox 3. - Josh (talk | contribs) 22:43, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No move. Orlady (talk) 18:57, 11 January 2011 (UTC)



Mozilla Firefox 3Mozilla Firefox 3.0 — Reduce confusion: this page is really about the 3.0 release. The new name follows the naming convention of related release articles (Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.6). Piet Delport (talk) 13:57, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Oppose. The release is called Firefox 3 not Firefox 3.0, same with the upcoming release, its Firefox 4, not Firefox 4.0. Firefox major releases are Firefox, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6 and the future Firefox 4 --Chris Ssk talk 15:18, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Comment: This release gets called both Firefox 3 and Firefox 3.0: they are interchangeable when there is no ambiguity. In this context, however, the article title is ambiguous with 3.5 and 3.6, misleading people into believing that this article covers all 3.x releases: see the discussions above and the comment below, for example.
In order to resolve this, Wikipedia policy is to prefer a natural title that's precise enough to disambiguate the topic of the article: see WP:PRECISION. --Piet Delport (talk) 17:26, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Comment: Note that unlike the 3.x releases, Firefox 2.0 was the only 2.x release, which is why Mozilla Firefox 2 is an acceptable and unambiguous title for it. --Piet Delport (talk) 17:48, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Oppose: Ff 3 should include the subversions of 3.5 and 3.6. mabdul 15:26, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Comment: This article is only about the 3.0 series: the 3.5 and 3.6 releases are not sub-versions of it. (There is no separate article about all 3.x releases.) --Piet Delport (talk) 17:26, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Comment: Then there should be such an article. mabdul 18:07, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
History of Mozilla Firefox already summarizes the 3.x releases: there is no need to split those sections out. This is unrelated to the proposed rename, though. --Piet Delport (talk) 19:48, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Can i count the above objections as resolved? --Piet Delport (talk) 18:44, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Mozilla Firefox 4 which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 01:31, 2 March 2011 (UTC)