Update on 0.9.4

Friday September 7th, 2001

We asked Asa for a quick status on 0.9.4's status, which was for release this weekend, and here's what he had to say:

"Mozilla 0.9.4 daily branch builds are looking good. The Drivers have decided to get some additional coverage on the new "-turbo" mode, and we have added a few days to get it turned on by default in the win32 installer builds (don't worry, you can still uncheck the checkbox in the install routine). This and a few other late fixes have us targeting early to the middle of next week for the release. We're hoping for a good round of builds Monday, and barring any unforeseen problems, release soon after. Any help testing "-turbo" over the weekend and on Monday is greatly appreciated (you all have Bugzilla accounts, right?). The sooner we can find any problems or prove it's working the sooner we'll have our Milestone release."

Preliminary testing is showing -turbo to be a very solid new feature, so with a small amount of testing over the weekend, it should be good to go anywhere from Tuesday on.

#114 Re: you obviously haven't been paying attention

by DavidGerard <>

Wednesday September 12th, 2001 6:57 PM

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Asa said:

>>"Lots of people do QA for fun. Some of them are paid, some are not. I happen to be someone that does it for both reasons. Do you have some statistics that demonstrate that "No one does [QA] for fun."? Most of the people I've met in QA are there because they enjoy it. Maybe enjoyment is not the same as fun? I'll look up the word origins later. Is QA such a shitty job that people doing it couldn't possibly do it because they enjoy it? There are other jobs that pay the same or better and require less effort and education. What do people do QA if it is so not fun?"<<

Heh. I'm thinking of a friend of mine who does software testing for IBM. As she put it: "It's amazing. I'm actually being paid and *appreciated* for being a nitpicking pedant!"