Roadmap Update

Wednesday February 28th, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes:
"In response to the large number of bugs nominated and targeted by the community against Mozilla 0.9 and our desire to maintain 0.9 as a recommended beta branch point we have added one additional milestone to the schedule. This new Mozilla 0.8.1 Milestone will replace the 0.9 milestone in the calendar. Mozilla 0.9 and all subsequent Milestones have been shifted out one 5 week cycle. This results in a projected a 0.9 release date of April 23."

#26 Do you think we're twiddling our thumbs?

by mpt <>

Sunday March 4th, 2001 12:14 AM

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Mazen, I suppose I'm completely the wrong person to say this (since most of my role in Mozilla is giving advice of a particular sort), but anyway ...

The Mozilla Project doesn't really need friendly advice now. It has an excess of advice already.

What Mozilla needs right now is code.

As for `delaying Mozilla', nothing is being delayed except the version numbering. Development is continuing at its usual pace (unfortunately), no matter what version number is used. It's possible that a flood of new developers will arrive just because a particular version is given a .0 number, but I doubt it.

It's also possible a flood of distributors will arrive to shovel out their own versions of Mozilla to millions of users, just because Mozilla itself has reached an .0 version number, but I doubt that too. The two distributors of Mozilla so far -- Netscape and Beonex -- didn't wait for a .0 version before making their first Seamonkey-based releases. Why would any other distributor wait?

Incidentally, judging by the number of tricky feature bugs I've seen marked as `mozilla1.0', I don't think this is the first time the roadmap will be extended. Unless there's massive feature-cutting, I'm doubtful of seeing a final release of Seamonkey this side of Christmas.

-- mpt