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.

#38 Re: Layout problems

by asa <>

Sunday September 9th, 2001 9:02 PM

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"We should be careful not to release this one prematurely."

Statements like this seem a little silly to me. Mozilla releases builds (nightly and Milestone) for testing and development purposes. We release nightly builds several times a day, some work, some don't. No release is premature. Release early and release often works. Every nightly build and every Milestone build has problems. Some are serious and some are minor. My release criteria for Milestones is something like "release when it's better than the last Milestone" and I think that we're just about there. If you wanted to read the 16,000 or so open bugs you could find another bug of this caliber every day from now till Christmas. It has to go out the door sometime. (BTW, that bug is already on my radar. see the "critical for 0.9.4" note in the status whiteboard? that's me saying that I really want it for 0.9.4. <> aren't unaware of the bug. save your votes or use them elsewhere.)