Not much to report from today’s Firefox 3 Status Meeting. Due to Blocker bugs, Places will NOT ship with Alpha 3 later this month. For those of you keeping track at home it has been nearly 10 months (April 28th) since Places was removed from the Firefox 2 development. Here was Mike Schroepfer’s reasoning from back in April 2006:
“Places is a complex and exciting feature which changes the way people use bookmarks, history, and navigate through their private space of the web. Rather than rush it to market – we’d prefer to spend the time it takes to get it right.”
One has to wonder if “spend the time it takes to get it right” would end up being another year? Now keep in mind, Places was in some of the earlier “pre-alpha” (nightly trunk) Firefox 3/Gran Paradiso builds until it was disabled on the trunk in late September for redesign. The next milestone after Alpha 3 is usually Beta 1 so may be places will be in Beta 1? At this point when and where is anyones guess.