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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.


#49 Re: Re: MozillaQuest Publishing Rubbish Again

by leafdigital

Friday June 29th, 2001 6:40 AM

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I don't care what statistics back 'Blizzard's claim of stability'. We don't need statistics to back it up (though asa provided them) - we have a *browser*.

It works.

I just convinced a colleague at work to check out Mozilla again today after ditching NS 6.0 for IE because it was just too slow and buggy.

I didn't do that because I'm some totally one-sided, unobjective Mozilla advocate who just wants to push the browser. (If you've seen my posts here, you'll realise that I am absolutely willing to criticise or point out problems in Mozilla, as I believe that pretending things are better than they are is completely unhelpful.)

I did it because Mozilla absolutely and demonstrably *is* better than it has been recently (and FAR better than Netscape's 6.0 release). It's very reliable (I browse a lot and it hasn't crashed in several weeks, before that it was crashing every few days), it's fast, it generally works nicely. There are a few bugs in this particular nightly build I'm using, but none of them seem like the kind of bugs that will lurk for weeks and months.

Basically the project is going nicely. There are things that suck still, but relatively few of them, and for quite some time (even when it was buggy) Mozilla has been my preferred browser not because I just want to use something that supports standards even though it's actually worse than IE to use, but because it's actually nice to use as well.

--sam