Problems with Netscape 6?

Wednesday April 5th, 2000

We felt one of the items in the previous article's talkback forum was important enough to mention here. Asa Doltzer writes:

"Mozilla testers should continue to report bugs to Bugzilla. Netscape 6.0 PR1 testers should not report bugs to Bugzilla. Users of Netscape 6 can at any time open the Help menu and choose Feedback Center to fill out a Feedback form. This form will be submitted to Netscape rather than Mozilla. I repeat, please do not submit bugs you discover in the preview release of the Netscape browser to Bugzilla, use Help -> Feedback Center. "

This is something very important to remember, as Netscape 6 bugs could be because of Netscape branding, and thus do not apply to Mozilla, or the bugs may have been already fixed in the current Mozilla nightlies.

#26 You have to branch

by locka <>

Friday April 7th, 2000 5:06 AM

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There's no way that Netscape can release a beta from what is essentially a moving target - the Mozilla build tree.

They have to branch it at some point, stabilise it, add their features and release. Once the release is over, they can resync somewhere further along the main line and repeat.

The next beta will like branch from M16, the next after that M18 and so on.