0.9.2 Branch and Beyond
Sunday June 24th, 2001
Chris Blizzard has posted an update on current tree management plans for the 0.9.2 branch and the 0.9.3 trunk. The plan calls for mozilla.org to drop the requirement of firstname.lastname@example.org approval for check ins to the trunk, while continuing it till 0.9.2 is finished on the branch. Chris felt that using 0.9.2 as a stability milestone was a success, partly thanks to the drivers requirement, but mostly due to better self policing by those who were checking in.
#4 MozillaQuest Publishing Rubbish Again
Sunday June 24th, 2001 1:33 PM
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Our good friend Michaelangelo over at MozillaQuest <http://www.mozillaquest.com/> has just published an article entitled "Mozilla 0.9.2 Branches on Schedule, but with Many Bugs" <http://www.mozillaquest.c…_branched-01_Story01.html> that says that 0.9.2 is likely to be the buggiest milestone for a long time. Funny, as Chris Blizzard says that up to the branch of 0.9.2 the tree managed to "maintain the same quality of the time right before the release of the 0.9.1 milestone." <http://www.mozillazine.or…articles/article1955.html> Now, who are we to believe, a classical Renaissance artist or a member of the <email@example.com> team?
The MozillaQuest article points to the number of bugs targeted at 0.9.2 ("280+") compared to those targeted at 0.9.1 when it branched ("some 20 to 30") and says that this means that 0.9.2 will be very buggy. This is wrong because Mozilla continues to get better, whether 20 bugs or 280 are fixed between milestones (yeah, I know there's regressions, but I'm speaking generally). Many of the bugs that were targeted at 0.9.2 were probably targeted before it was announced that 0.9.2 would be a 'stability milestone' and haven't been retargeted to 0.9.3 yet.
The only reason I ever go to MozillaQuest is to see what rubbish it's publishing. I'm beginning to wonder if this is a deliberate ploy on MozillaQuest's part to get more visitors.