Mozilla 0.9.3 Released!
Thursday August 2nd, 2001
mozilla.org today released Mozilla milestone 0.9.3, continuing to work towards a 1.0 release. Preliminary data is showing that 0.9.3 is up to 35% more stable than 0.9.2, thanks to increased focus on stability bugs this milestone. Along with that, the newest incarnation of the Modern has had some additional work since 0.9.2.
#33 Analysis of open bugs?
Friday August 3rd, 2001 12:40 PM
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This is a graphical picture of a similar issue to the one I mentioned. This one includes both targetted and untargetted bugs, lumping serious problems in with trivial typos and enhancement requests and without any indication of severity; as such it is of somewhat limited value. The problem with both this and the statistic I mentioned is that they are subject to the "lies, damn lies, and statistics" criticism; without more information it is difficult to know what they mean.
Both of them are worrisome however. I tend to think that the one I mentioned is more so, because those bugs have presumably been deemed "worth" fixing in a relatively short time frame and to be of a fairly severe nature, and this graph presumably includes lots of duplicates, enhancement requests, and trivial errors. You can even argue that to some extent, getting a lot of user reports can be something of a good sign, as long as they aren't reports of lots of different problems of a serious nature; it means that people are actually using the program.
I really haven't seen much discussion of this, other than that "it seems more reliable" at the end-user level. This is good, no doubt about that, but then what is the meaning of the continuing upward tick in the open/targetted bug counts? Does anyone with enough information to talk intelligently on this care to comment?