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.

#99 OK

by dipa

Tuesday September 11th, 2001 1:54 AM

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I can see your point. Imho, the "problem" is that what you are trying to do would work better on a first person talk (I mean direct conversation) between people that know each other and work on the same group or project. And, of course, we cannot neglect cultural differences.

Speaking a bit more technically now, many people insist in UI and it's own problems (which, admittedly, are too many) but fail to pay attention to the enormous job on the backend of the application. On the management side, I do share your's and strauss's concerns about q&a (or even every kind of human resource) restrictions in this project. But how much of *our* time do we spent for Mozilla ? Many people (e.g. Gerv) are just volunteers. So, until we can find more time to share for Mozilla, we must keep our criticism low.

Your anonymity is another issue. I suppose you want to avoid potential flames or spamming. Obviously, I can't blame you for this, because I follow the same practice (but you can easily locate my real address in Bugzilla :-))

Thank you for your answer and sorry if I was somewhat rough on you in the past.