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Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

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Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

I noticed Firefox 8 is coming out in about a week, so I wanted to try out one of the betas. I heard publicity a while back about the fact that Firefox 8 will be the first 64-bit (Windows) release. However, there are no 64-bit installers in any of the beta releases, or the Aurora releases. The most recent 64-bit build I can find is http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/2011/08/2011-08-15-03-07-38-mozilla-central/. Has 64-bit support slipped? I notice there aren't even any 64-bit releases of Firefox 9 in Aurora.

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

No, the earliest 64-bit version would be Firefox 10.0 - but only if a 64-bit build moves from Nightly to Aurora next week.

Development builds start as Nightly, then move to Aurora, then to Beta, then to being a Release version. No Aurora build and it stays as a Nightly - two versions from Release.

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

For Windows, only Nightly 64-bit builds are available.

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

So is 64-bit Windows no longer a targeted platform for Firefox 8?

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

No, the earliest 64-bit version would be Firefox 10.0 - but only if a 64-bit build moves from Nightly to Aurora next week.

Development builds start as Nightly, then move to Aurora, then to Beta, then to being a Release version. No Aurora build and it stays as a Nightly - two versions from Release.

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

This may sound like stupid question but I've been monitoring the 64 bit browser version for a couple years now (longer actually). Why does the 64 bit versions never get released? Whenever the last 64 bit version I've downloaded comes close to being released it gets pushed out a couple versions, Now that version 8 is the next major upgrade 64 bit has been delayed until version 10... and so on etc. You know it's bad when Adobe beats you with their 64 bit release of flash; they were really dragging their feet. Just for the record Firefox is my browser of choice (hence my inquiry and loss of patience)

-Mike

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

It's even more saddening when Linux... and also Mac? has had a 64 bit version for quite a while (if I'm not mistaken).

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Re: Where are the Firefox 8 beta 64-bit builds?

I have a fairly new laptop running Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I am losing hope that Mozilla will ever actually release a 64-bit 'release version' of FF. With version 9.01 released, we are told it's pushed out to version 10. Why do I believe that when version 10 goes to a release version, we will be told 64-bit version is pushed out to version 11 or 12? Sigh...just my frustrated two cents.