Mozilla Firefox 3.1 shouldn't ship without TraceMonkey
Where is Firefox 3.1? It's a question that is being asking by Mozilla developers and others now as the release date continues to slip. Currently Firefox 3.1 is in Beta 2 with a Beta 3 coming - well when it's ready.
Yet, Tracemonkey has become a time intensive technology for Mozilla developers to get fully stable for the Firefox 3.1 release leading to a call from some to remove Tracemonkey from the release.
Here's my opinion: Removing Tracemonkey from Firefox 3.1 would be a major tactical and strategic error for Mozilla. As such, Mozilla should release Firefox 3.1 only when it's ready, Tracemonkey and all.
The Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x browser is still a solid, reliable and fast browser. Mainstream users can wait for Firefox 3.1 until it's as feature complete and stable as Mozilla can make it.