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.

#63 Re: Re: Re: Re: A vote against

by asa <>

Monday September 10th, 2001 10:46 AM

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Power users like you can unselect it in the installer or better yet, don't use an installer. Use the zipped builds and you'll never even know about turbor. The feature is not enabled by default in the nightly builds (which any self-respecting regular Mozilla tester should be using anyway). I don't need your cooperation. We already have hundreds of regular nightly build testers testing this feature. What I need is the tens of thousands of occasional Milestone testers to give this a shot and see what talkback says about it when there are significant numbers of users. This is why we do Milestones! Mozilla binaries oare for testing and development purposes. If we can't use them for testing a new feature then we should stop making binaries and go back to source only. ANYONE who downloads Mozilla is a tester and is voluntarily participating in the Mozilla community testing effort. Mozilla provides binaries for no other reason. If you don't like that then lobby for the discontinuation of binaries, not the discontinuation of the using them for their only practical purpose.