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.

#80 Re: Re: Re: Re: cookies and freedom of speech

by macpeep

Monday September 10th, 2001 1:24 PM

You are replying to this message

"I don't think I post with any opinions."

Well, I don't know who did the vote about the worst Mozilla news site, but that was pretty lame. Naive, lame.. to the extent it wasn't even funny - just plain lame.

"I'm not seeing the "MozillaZine can't tolerate any negative opinions.""

Well, I didn't mean the site. I meant the users.. And of course one shouldn't generalize. :)

"Are you saying that this site (others and I) are purposely posting bias news."

Yeah, that was my contention.. But it's not really that you've missed any important piece of news. It's more like.. that there aren't any serious discussions about the obvious issues that there are. UI quality for one. Marketshare (or lack thereof) being another.. and so on and so forth. What I mean is that we mostly just see "0.9.x released!!!" here, while MozillaQuest would post the same thing, but with "0.9.x released, behind schedule and with 3123 bugs, 1239 in X, 1234 in Y, 9123 in Z". :)

But then again, like I think you (?) have pointed out in previously, people are free to post their own stories and you'll publish them if they are good.. So.. If i feel so strongly about these issues, I guess I should write an article. After all, this is a community effort.

"I think people just don't agree with your opinion."

Really? You think? :) Well, compare the more widespread views of users of MozillaZine with the general public and you'll find that my views much closer reflect the general public. In that sense, MozillaZine (the users) are pretty biased. It's quite understandable though. People read this site because they are enthusiastic about Mozilla. Of course you'll find a pro-Mozilla bias! I wish people would have more tolerance for eachother though.