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Full Article Attached 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 drivers@mozilla.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.

When 0.9.2 is completed on the branch, Netscape will take over control of it, and continue checking into it for an upcoming release. The build Netscape chooses to release will also be released by mozilla.org as 0.9.2.1.

Finally, Chris stressed the importance of continued self policing, to keep up the high level of stability that the past 2 weeks have achieved. To read his entire post, click the Full Article link.


#44 Re: Re: MozillaQuest

by bcwright <bcwright@ix.netcom.com>

Tuesday June 26th, 2001 8:51 PM

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Exactly.

There are a number of things that concern me about where Mozilla is; for one thing, it is very late to market (yes I know the technical reasons given, that still doesn't change the fact that the market won't stand still for you).

For another, there are still quite a number of bugs in bugzilla that contain the dreaded word "crash" in their description. It is difficult for an outsider not intimately familiar with the project to determine what the exposure is for many of these bugs. For example, how many only occur with the embedded product, or only under extremely rare circumstances or only on specific platforms? How many can be reproduced in the current build? If they can't be, it might mean that the bug has been fixed by another correction or only under certain difficult to reproduce conditions.

It is obvious that Mozilla has made huge progress in the last 6 months. It's also obvious that there's a lot that still needs to be done.

Bruce