The ‘patch’ mentioned earlier this week has landed on the Aurora (Firefox 10) and Beta (Firefox 9) channels on December 9, 2011. Mac users on OS X 10.6/10.7 using Firefox 8.0.1, will likely still need to wait until the Firefox 9.0 release on December 20, 2011 to see this patch. However, Bug 705931 is still showing open which means that the developers are still trying to test to see if this patch will resolve the JAVA crash issue.
Some clarification is needed here as to which versions of OS X are affected. Apple did not update Java on OS X 10.5 so there is no crash bug associated with this version. However, the latest Java update by Apple on OS X 10.6 and 10.7 is triggering this crash,
I knew it seemed like things were a bit too quiet. Turns out, the email stopped working Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Last night I started getting some emails on Bug 701537 (Tracking bug for build and release of Firefox 8.0.1). The first was the addition (and shortly there after the deletion) of dependency on Bug 705931 ([Mac] Firefox 8.0.1 crashes when many Java applets are loaded). Reading into Bug 701537, I noticed several comments from November 25th that I never got the notification emails on. Anyway, long story short, there is still an outstanding Bug (seems the finger is…
In today’s Mozilla Weekly Update meeting it was announced Thunderbird 9.0 Beta is delayed, but is coming. While there is no official release date yet for Thunderbird 9.0 Beta, could be as early as today (November 15th). When we checked last night, we were already seeing Linux and Mac candidate builds, but so far nothing for Win32.