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Full Article Attached Upcoming Mozilla Tree Plans

Friday June 1st, 2001

Chris Blizzard, a member of the mozilla.org Drivers, has posted an update on what will be happening for the next milestone (0.9.2). Basically, checkins will require Driver approval, along with the normal review and super-review. The milestone will only be two weeks long, and will give the tree a chance to breathe a bit, following a long string of large rewrites. To read the entire message, click the full article link.

Along these same lines, the current milestone, 0.9.1, was branched yesterday, and looks to be quite good. Expect nightly builds of the branch to start today or tomorrow, leading up to the final builds.


#20 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mr Wanker, Michael Angelo

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday June 1st, 2001 4:56 PM

You are replying to this message

"there are enough large Windows oriented sites that don't post bad reviews/news about MS products. no, i can't give examples but surely your not so ignorant not to know this."

How about Paul Thurrot's WinInfo <http://www.wininformant.com/> and Paul Thurrot's SuperSite for Windows (<http://www.winsupersite.com/>

I didn't add the "Paul Thurrot's" bits, they're actually part of the titles. The former site is mainly news based and carries lots of generally pro-MS articles (though I do seem to remember a while back it covered the release of a Mozilla milestone ;-)). It features a picture of Paul Thurrot on every page, in case you forget that he made the site.

Paul Thurrot's SuperSite for Windows has some quite useful FAQs and features about Windows, Office and .NET, with a generally pro-MS slant, though he sometimes criticises product features in his reviews.

Paul Thurrot is one of the beta testers for Windows and obviously has informants at Microsoft to help him get news and information first. And he never misses an opportunity to remind us of this fact. Take this excerpt from his Windows XP FAQ <http://www.winsupersite.com/faq/whistler.asp> as an example: "On Friday, January 21, 2000, I broke the news that Microsoft had consolidated these two products [Neptune and Odyssey] into Whistler. Then, on Monday, January 24, 2000, I wrote an in-depth follow-up to the story that was quoted in every major computer news agency on the planet, including MSNBC, ZDNet (PC Week, Smart Reseller), CNET, InfoWorld, Internet Week, Windows NT Magazine, and the UK-based Register . I even appeared on CNET Radio in San Francisco that week. Due to all the media coverage, Microsoft was forced to make a public acknowledgement that Whistler was, indeed, the code-name for the next version of Windows." Is there no end to his arrogance?

Paul Thurrot's Web sites rarely miss an opportunity to criticise Microsoft's rivals (Linux, Sun, RealNetworks etc.), he's always telling us how exclusive his news is and whenever he refers to his reviews or FAQs he always prefixes the reference with "my" ("My Windows XP FAQ", "My review of Outlook 2002" etc.).

I'm sure even macpeep would agree that MozillaZine's not that bad!

Non-NewZilla Alex