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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.


#6 Re: MozillaQuest Publishing Rubbish Again

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Sunday June 24th, 2001 2:02 PM

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"I'm beginning to wonder if this is a deliberate ploy on MozillaQuest's part to get more visitors."

I stopped wondering months ago. I'm still waiting for an "article" that provides any useful and accurate information about the mozilla project or product.

In the early days of the website I was willing to overlook the factual inaccuracies, the grammatical errors, the completly unappealing writing style and the <insert something negative here> design, etc. because a couple of the hunks of text he put up (chatzilla and skinning stuff) seemed well intentioned and I thought that it might encourage new folks to check out the project and maybe even get involved.

I think that what happened to change that was that his first negative article about the revisions to the roadmap got some slashdot coverage driving traffic to his webpages. The combination of that and some unexplained obsession with schedules and release dates (as if Mozilla was some commercial product that has marketing pressures pushing for incomplete releases) has driven his coverage of Mozilla into a frantic slamfest giving front page coverage to typos and paintshop artwork.

But then again, I'm a Mozilla advocate and my views are obviously colored by the fact that I like this project and I like working long hours every day to help make Mozilla better.

--Asa

These opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of mozilla.org (or any other mozilla contributor for that matter).