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Tree Closes for Mozilla 0.9.6

Wednesday November 7th, 2001

mozilla.org today closed the tree in preparation for the branching of the 0.9.6 Milestone later this week. As usual, drivers@mozilla.org will work towards a Friday branch and a release on the following Friday. Check-ins to the tree will be moderated by the Drivers until the branch happens.

UPDATE!: mozilla.org branched for 0.9.6 on Friday, and the trunk has reopened for 0.9.7. Expect to start seeing branch builds sometime this weekend, or on monday.


#30 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 1:54 PM

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> It was a case of "rewrite or ship a browser not usable for things like tabbed interfaces in webpages". <

I sure hope that wasn't the reason. If it was, it underscores the point about feature freeze being vital at this stage. The tabbed interface was a new feature that should have been rejected for the sake of stability. Now you seem to be saying that this new feature caused a major component rewrite which has destabilized not only the product but the bug database for days (and which may well have further destabilizing impact not realized yet).

> Agreed, the testing quality on this was poor. <

You'd think people would have learned about the impact of rewrites after the big code crash earlier this year.