Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 28th April 2003
by GERVASE MARKHAM |
Present: Marcia, Myk, Asa, Scott, Dan, Chris and Gerv.
- Been frozen for nearly a week now
- Ideally would have shipped last Friday, but not as much hassle as for alpha.
- 20 bugs left
- Earliest estimate is the end of this week
- dmose notes that we are statically linking libstdc++ at the moment.
Mozilla Firebird 0.6
- Done and sitting on the staging server.
- Asa needs to update the release notes and do an announcement.
- Done by the end of today.
- Contains Mac XPI fixes.
- It's been ready for ages
- Definitely better than 0.5
- David Tenser is busy doing the documentation for the release
- Likely to happen in the next week or so
- Branching for 1.4 in 3 weeks, and opening the trunk for 1.5 development.
- Brendan's roadmap is perhaps looking optimistic for a complete transition to standalone in 1.5
- There's an issue over build resources.
- Sometime during 1.5 alpha cycle, we do the procedural stuff to get Firebird and Thunderbird into the public view — tree rules, tinderbox, nightlies etc. So 1.5alpha is a Firebird/Thunderbird-based release.
- Do we gain anything from the continued existence of the app-suite?
- Firebird will never have feature parity within itself, because that would be a bug — extensions are the key
- 1.5 should be as good as 1.4
- 1.5 finish date is therefore flexible; it depends how fast we move.
- Try and be feature rather than date driven for that release.
- Composer/Chatzilla is not an immediate priority for early 1.5
- Need to get Browser and Mail in a good state first
- They will probably start as extensions rather than standalone apps.
- Glazman is interested in maintaining Composer — excellent
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