Tuesday December 21st, 1999
M12 is now out. Get it from the FTP site. It might be a little difficult to get in. If you have a mirror site, let us know in the forum, and we'll add your info to this news item.
So far there are releases for Mac, FreeBSD, Sparc Solaris 2.7, Windows, OpenVMS and Linux.
#64 Searching Bugzilla
Monday December 27th, 1999 12:11 PM
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You don't actually have to wade through 5000+ bugs (although that might be fun) Go to bugzilla's query page and you will see that there are extensive search capabilities. With a couple minutes of thought and searching it's pretty easy to find the bug you're looking for. I generally spend about 3 minutes looking for a bug and if I don't find it I report it. A couple bugs that I reported turned out to be duplicates but for the most part if a bug is reported well I find it in a minute or two. And when considering the current open bug count don't forget that many of them are 'tracking' or metabugs. There are many filed bugs that developers use to track groups of bugs (but are not really bugs in themselves). I have filed a bug against Bugzilla suggesting that there be some quick way to seperated (sort/search) the metabugs from the real bugs. There are also many bugs that have been resolved as duplicates but not yet verified. So don't take "5,000+ bugs" as a realistic count of genuine bugs.
If it really takes you hours to find a reported bug then you might want to stop in at #mozillazine on irc.mozilla.org on Tuesdays (afternoon into evening) for BugDay where someone can give you some searching tips. Also if Tuesday is inconvenient feel free to stop in any afternoon or evening and if I'm there I'll be glad to help.
(posted with 12/27/99 win32 build -- two hours an not a crash yet)