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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 mozilla.org 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.


#58 Re: Re: Re: A vote against

by JBassford <jasonb@dante.com>

Monday September 10th, 2001 8:37 AM

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> your normal ... user isn't the target end user for Mozilla

True. But "power users" are people too. <grin> For those of us who don't use the turbo feature, and who don't like it, it's just as annoying to have it's use "pre-selected" for us. Yes, we know what's going on and we know how to turn it off. But the attittude of having it, by default, turned on for us seems, I guess - to me anyway, a little patronizing. As I mention in another post, why not leave it off by default but ask nicely if we'd be kind enough to turn it on and test it? Even though I don't use it I might be swayed to do so for the sake of some limited testing if there's a good reason to do so. But this approach is not really soliciting such voluntary cooperation.

Jason.