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Full Article Attached Towards Mozilla 1.0

Tuesday June 26th, 2001

Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]


#86 Re: Re: Re: End-user experience might be important

by Gerv

Wednesday June 27th, 2001 4:19 PM

You are replying to this message

> Love to, but i'm confused as to > whether or not i have to compile the > entire beast myself to test my > patches?

No. You don't need to compile a thing. Having the bandwith to maintain a CVS checkout is handy, but again not essential. If you do a CVS checkout, you can use the Patch Manager <http://www.gerv.net/software/patch-manager.html> to install new nightlies and keep your CVS tree in sync. You can then do CVS diffs to submit patches but use the precompiled Mozilla nightly for testing.

> Does everything on the > hacking page apply to little > JavaScript fixes?

In terms of review and super-review, yes - so if you are making small fixes, it's a good idea to do a number at once in the same file.

> Is there any sort of tutorial or > walk-thru out there?

There are loads for Javascript; there's the XUL reference manual at <http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/> and some XUL tutorials on the mozilla.org site. But Eric Raymond says "How do people become great hackers? 1) Reading code. 2) Writing code."

Gerv