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Full Article Attached Update on Tree Plan for 0.9.4

Saturday August 25th, 2001

Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.


#136 Re: Re: Re: Names and numbers

by vcs2600 <vcs2600@yahoo.com>

Wednesday September 5th, 2001 10:43 AM

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Asa -- I thought you were mozilla's marketing department (g).

You make the point that one reason mozilla.org exists is to provide a base for external developers (such as Netscape) to build products. And that's where the *real* complaints about the scheduling are coming from. Now that you are in the .9x series, there's realistic assessments about when the thing will freeze, but that wasn't always the case -- We all know that Netscape got fed up and blew their load early on NS 6.0, but I know of another company that got heavily involved during the M1x milestones. It took them several months to figure out that Mozilla was a long away from anything and kill the project. AFAIK, they haven't come back.

Lots of people are flaming here, but sometime in 2002 *is* probably a realistic assessment of when 1.0 will ship. That might not matter to Joe Websurfer, but it does matter quite a bit to mozilla.org's real customer base.