Damon Sicor, Mozilla’s lead developer, yesterday posted a status report of Firefox 4 on the company’s planning calendar. According to the post, the development team at Mozilla have agreed to release the final version of Firefox 4 on March 22.

All,

Firefox 4 RC1 has received a very warm welcome; it’s time to make a decision to ship.  As of now, there are no known issues that would stop us from shipping RC1 as final.  At the conclusion of our regular 11:30AM triage session on Wednesday, March 16th, release drivers will decide whether to ship RC1 as Firefox 4.

March 22nd is the day we would ship.  Both IT and Marketing have indicated that March 22nd is an acceptable final launch date.  If at any time we discover issues that would block final release, we would issue an RC2 as soon as possible, reset the ship date, and communicate to everyone.

All my best,

Damon

After a triage session today, Damon Sicor issued this statement, which claims that Mozilla has concluded on the date. After a long period of delays, it sure looks like the wait is almost over.

Team,

Today’s triage session concluded with all systems go for a Firefox 4 launch on March 22nd.  We will continue to have triage sessions on a daily basis to watch for major issues; however, at this point, we’ve concluded RC1 will become Firefox 4 final.

Fantastic job by everyone involved in this release.  Amazing work!

All my best,

Damon

(via PC For Alla)