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.

#81 Re: Relax...

by asa <>

Monday September 10th, 2001 1:27 PM

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You're taking my words out of context. I don't need testing on this feature from the hundreds of people that download daily builds. We're not going to lose out greatly if you (specifically) don't want to test this. That's why it's not enabled in the nightly builds. We already have bug reports from this nightly build testers. This group is involved enough to test a feature and file meaningful bug reports. That's not what we're after with the Milestone release. Milestones go out to 100,000 plus people and those people don't file bug reports, the most we can hope for is good talkback data from a very broad range of win32 OSes and hardware configurations. These testers seldom investigate problems and file bugs. They are "shallow" testers but the sheer numbers make it extremely useful for covering issues like stability. Like I said, if you don't want to test this feature that's fine with me. You can uncheck it in the installer or use the zipped Milestone build or you can do something even more useful and use nightly builds. Milestones are always old-tech compared to the tip (usually about 10 days behind the current state of things) and the tip is where we need in depth testing.