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.

#115 Re: Re: you obviously haven't been paying attentio

by strauss

Thursday September 13th, 2001 11:56 AM

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Please note that your friend is not doing it for fun. She is being paid by IBM. That of course does not mean there is no enjoyment in it, and my statement should not be construed as saying that QA is a miserable career.

In any job, there are both pleasant and unpleasant aspects. The problem with the open source model is that there is no particular incentive or compulsion driving people to engage in the unpleasant tasks, which are equally necessary to project success. For instance, left to their own devices, most people would rather create their own bug reports than investigate others'.