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.

#56 Re: Re: A vote against

by JBassford <>

Monday September 10th, 2001 8:32 AM

You are replying to this message

> Who are you to cry that it's the Wrong Way?

Or you to say that it's the Right Way? <grin>

> Mozilla is turning on -turbo by default because it requires more > testing

If you were serious about this (and you didn't want to give the user any choice in the matter), you would turn it on by default and not even have the option to turn it off. Which of course would cause a lot of dissent. But even by making it the default you are, to one degree, imposing your preference on other people and generating a negative reaction.

If you really require testing, and don't want to alienate some community members, then say so politely and ASK people to enable this features and relay feedback.