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.

#68 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Poll

by macpeep

Monday September 10th, 2001 11:23 AM

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Your english is fine to me.. but then again, english is my third language (after swedish and finnish) so who knows. :)

My comments are more negative than positive because I feel that the quality & schedule of the product so far doesn't warrant much better feedback. I'm a software engineer myself and I've had my share of both positive and negative public feedback. There's a difference between pointing out issues and straight out dissing people. I feel that I've only ever talked about Mozilla - not the developers. I also feel that I've always talked about specific issues, or at least provided arguments for my negative opinions, instead of attacking people. On the other hand, I've seen a couple of direct "shut up macpeep"-type of comments, which is a pretty naive way of dealing with criticism.

People seem to extrapolate too much from my comments. If I say that the Mozilla UI is in a pretty sad shape quality wise, then it doesn't mean that I also think that all Mozilla engineers suck, Microsoft rules and that Mike Angelo is my hero. I've seen the same extrapolating tendencies in many comments to strauss' posts..