Whither M14?

Thursday February 17th, 2000

M14 is being handled a little differently than previous Milestone builds, according to this news post from Jim Roskind. Instead of building a solo M14 branch, and stabilizing that, they are going to continue to squash PDT+ and Beta flagged bugs, and will flag some daily builds this week as potential M14 candidates.

Jim also talks a bit about Netscape's beta plans. Their list of "beta blocking" bugs is shrinking quickly, but they haven't yet reached a point where Netscape feels comfortable doing a "beta" branch for stabilization. Jim says that he hope that happens "in short order".

We have to wait, but if some of the improvements over the past week are any indication, it will definitely be worth it.

#10 Re: Re: CSS and correctness of Gecko?

by Tanyel <>

Friday February 18th, 2000 5:46 PM

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I think that if people download any Web browser built on Mozilla, and it does not display Webpages correctly while existing Web browsers do display them correctly, people will not assume something is wrong with the Websites. I think they are going to assume Mozilla is not working properly. What do you think will happen then?

Do we want Mozilla to be one more branch of a long JavaScript condition? Is this not what Mozilla is supposed to put an end to?

I suspect many of the Websites, which fail with Mozilla, are currently of More value to people than Mozilla, so if Mozilla attempts to force these sites to change, Mozilla will have to work against their popularity as well as the forced popularity of Internet Explorer (which works with these sites). An even worse condition would be an Internet Explorer 6 that is W3C-compliant and able to handle existing Webpages.