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.

#82 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Poll

by asa <>

Monday September 10th, 2001 1:38 PM

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and telling a bunch of volunteers that the work they're doing doesn't meet your standards sure boosts morale. Your logic confuses me. I've been involved with Mozilla for over 2 years, as a volunteer and a paid contributor and I always thought that people contribute because it feels good. I guess I should change my approach to bringing new contributors on board and start telling them how much they suck and how improving the product isn't good enough unless they can do it at a speed I'm happy with. "You didn't confirm enough bugs this week! You suck at this! When you can work harder we'll see about continuing this discussion". Yeah, I think that will work just swell.

I assume you've never worked with or managed volunteers. Go use M16 ( from just over a year ago) and compare it to 0.9.3. If you think we haven't improved since then then I can see how you'd feel you have a point. If you think we have improved but just not enough then you're telling people that they're not working hard enough to meet your expectations. Telling a volunteer that they're not working hard enough for you is NOT the way to keep them motivated.