Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Monday 19th May 2003

by GERVASE MARKHAM | Present: scott, dmose, mitchell, myk, asa, dawn.

1.4 status
  • Still too many bugs (35) to branch
  • Asa is working with apps and drivers to get the list down
  • Guesstimate of branch date: middle of next week
Mozilla Firebird 0.6 feedback
  • Mozilla Firebird 0.6 was well received
  • Lots of people blogging that they'll switch from Opera and IE
  • Overall 0.6 better received and more widely reported on than 0.5
Cooperation with Ports Maintainers
  • super-reviewers discussed better communication with port maintainers
  • Everyone agrees that more communication is better and there should be places to post alerts (tinderbox, mozillazine, n.p.m.announce)
  • add owners to ports owners pages
  • super-reviewers also said they should be made aware of code that might break ports and should require patch authors to announce changes.
  • super-reviewers are the ones that might be able to identify breaking changes and could instruct patch authors to communicate with ports owners before landing.
  • This is not a change in policy about the status of ports
Security fixes for the 1.0 branch
  • Some companies have long term commitments to the 1.0 branch
  • They therefore care about security fixes, but someone needs to do the work
  • We said we would maintain 1.0 branch for a year, and new fixes are harder and harder to backport
  • module owner will identify the fixes that it's sensible to backport
  • resources needed
CVS account disabling
  • Dawn will do another round of dead CVS account disabling
  • Myk will enable web site CVS access for remaining people

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