Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 hits the Web
It's almost done.
Mozilla has released Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 for early adopter consumption. Officially the release candidate is still for 'testing' purposes but this is a browser that has been in the oven for some time. Linux vendors like Red Hat and Ubuntu are already providing Firefox 3 as a supported product (and they started that with the Beta 5 release).
I have seen no indication that there will a need for a RC 3 for Firefox 3 - I would expect that there will be some outstanding issues (non-blocker) in bugzilla that get addressed between RC 2 and the final release just for what I would call "fit and finish." As of the time of this blog posting the official date for the release of the final Firefox 3 build has not been announced, but that's likely to come very soon (and it'll be a record-breaking event).
As opposed to the Firefox 2 release which was close to the Internet Explorer 7 release, Mozilla will not being sharing the "next generation browser release" stage with Microsoft this time around. IE 8 is only in beta 1 with a wider beta not expected for months.