Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Wednesday 26th February 2003

by GERVASE MARKHAM | Present: Dan, Asa, Chris, Myk, Seth, Brendan, Marcia, Leaf, Mitchell, Gerv, Scott.

  • There is no new news.
  • Still waiting for name clearance. <sigh>
  • In the mean time, they are landing on the trunk.
1.3 final
  • The buglist is being added to (we didn't expect this) so is only shrinking by about a bug a day.
  • We need to keep testing resource up on the branch, to avoid another 1.2.1.
  • Should we do a pre-release of some sort?
1.4 cycle
  • 1.4 release is important to a lot of people.
  • We need to exercise tighter tree control earlier.
  • We need to educate people that big changes should go into alpha.
  • Lay down the law.
  • Get contributors not to front-load features and fun stuff, but to fix blockers early.
  • drivers need to communicate that they will back people out if the land big stuff late.
New roadmap
  • Brendan has a draft, and is going to polish it up.
Phoenix release
  • Also stalled on name change.
  • Contributors, e.g. pch are doing good work in the code.
Adding Marcia to staff page
  • Marcia to become an associate (long overdue).
  • She has CVS permissions to make the change to the page herself.
mingw port
  • cls and dmose are ready to land this.
  • Great idea; no other comments.
Mail about porting fixes to 1.0 branch
  • Set the mozilla1.0? flag in the bug, and drivers will evaluate them for any further release.
  • Asa to reply.
Reorganisation of the front page navigation
  • Asa has a prototype.
  • Seth to remove the Newsbot link.
  • We should replace it with a link to the nearly-finished MozillaU pages. "Why use Mozilla", "Why Embed Mozilla".
Helpwanted: Find someone to change the Perl scripts to make the website not rebuild the world every hour. This will give us much quicker update time.

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