Mozilla 0.9 Branched, First 0.9.1 Checkin

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 branched today in preparation for the Mozilla 0.9 milestone, which they are targeting at people who are embedding Mozilla in their products as their first solid beta to use. Expect for 0.9 to be released sometime this week, or early next week.

Following the branching, the fix for bug 77002 was checked in to the 0.9.1 trunk, making page load time up to 17% faster in some cases. Verifications are currently going on on the first set of pre 0.9.1 builds with the fix, which are currently up on for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Expect the tree to open within the next few hours for open checkins to 0.9.1.

#33 Re: wanted--more realistic scheduling

by pohl <>

Monday April 30th, 2001 7:02 PM

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There's a simple answer to your question, and that is that making realistic predictions is a very difficult task. It's probably better to err on the side of optimisim anyway, because morale does actually effect one's interest in solving problems. Morale aside, there are always unexpected things happening and a limited amount of programmer talent. As for the alleged doublespeak, that is usually adjustment for things discovered in the course of work. For example, if I discover that the bug I'm working on depends on some other bug that isn't comming in time for 0.9, I have no choice but to change expectations for my bug. There's really no doublespeak in that. And some bugs may just be plain hard to reproduce and/or fix -- and if there's no reason to delay branching for the embedded users, then the bug should be moved to 0.9.1. Again, no doublespeak in that. I'm confident that people are doing the best that can be done.