The branch is currently locked down for all but approved checkins. We
are still tracking a handful of changes (http://tinyurl.com/72rce) that
need to land before we have candidate builds. Three of those bugs
313040, 304857, 313605) do not affect the client code and thus won't
block Firefox candidate builds. That leaves us with four bugs as of
Over the last few days the team has squashed many remaining software
update issues, a few new security issues, and gotten in some great fit
and polish issues. Nice work!
We need four days after checkins are complete to prepare the builds,
complete testing, and perform l10n work before rc1 can be released.
This means the earliest ship date for 1.5rc1 is now Monday 10/31. This
assumes we wrap everything up for tomorrow morning's builds.