Full Article Attached Upcoming Mozilla Tree Plans

Friday June 1st, 2001

Chris Blizzard, a member of the 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.

#59 Re: Re: Netscape 7.0

by bandido

Sunday June 3rd, 2001 6:30 AM

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"I dont agree. I think that it's a good move to mae the next netscape release 6.5 because it'll go head to head with IE _6_."

If that is the case Netscape 7.0 will make even more marketing sense. People who have evaluated IE 6.0 say that the improvements are minimal (maybe it should be called IE 5.6)

"I agree there has been enough significant changes since 6.01 to call the next release 7.0, but i think it's over doing it to jump to 7.0 already"

Then, what is the problem with calling it 7.0 There is no rule that says you must have decimal point improvements in between full point. I think it makes perfect sense, the same way it made sense to skip 5.0, which was not really skipped since version 5 was cancelled before completing it.

"anyway, whatever you say or however many mozilla/netscape users you convince it should be 7.0, it doesn't matter. netscape marketing and whoever else is responsible for version numbering will make the decision, regardless of 'what makes sense' from a developers point of view."

I am not that cynical. I think marketing changes happen ALL the time. There is nothing wrong about giving feedback.