Tentative Progress to Beta Schedule
Saturday February 26th, 2000
Mozilla is progressing towards beta, and you can now get a look at a tentative schedule. According to the document, M14 should be coming out any day now. After that, there's a steady progression towards 0 beta bugs, with a beta preview along the way. They're hoping to have a beta ready to ship by Mozilla's 2nd anniversary on March 31st. Thanks to Alex for the link.
Also, the performance issues noticed on Win98 have been solved, and we might see them fixed in Monday's dailies. The problem seems to be that all of the performance timing code was enabled in the dailies, which slowed everything down. We'll let you know when the fix is in. You can read more about it in the "We need volunteers to help solve M14 Performance problem" thread in the n.p.m.performance newsgroup.
UPDATE: Jim Roskind posted an explanation of the timing code issue in the .seamonkey newsgroup. Also, the timing code might be removed in today's daily, so check it out when it arrives.
Um, I just installed Win95 for a friend on a Pentium 90 with 8 MB RAM. Not only does it run, but it even runs MSOffice97.
(He doesn't have an Internet connection, though, so I didn't try running Moz on his machine.)
There are lots of people out there still running older hardware, or who have picked it up second-hand, etc. ...