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Mozilla 0.9.6 Released

Tuesday November 20th, 2001

mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.

New to this milestone are fixes for about 1,600 bugs including support for site icons in both the url bar and tabs (expect IE's favicons to show up in 0.9.7), displaying both Windows Bitmap (.bmp) and Windows Icon (.ico) files inline on all platforms, a new print preview implementation, Page Setup improvements on the Macintosh, Mail message 'labels' (Correction: This feature is not fully complete, only parts of the backed have landed.), and a new select and search context menu item, among others. If you are interested in more information on any of these new features, be sure to check out the release notes.

Also, mozilla.org last week released the source code on which Netscape 6.2 was based.


#162 Re: Re: Where it's at

by bcwright <bcwright@ix.netcom.com>

Friday November 23rd, 2001 1:51 PM

You are replying to this message

I don't have any dispute or comment about most of Strauss' reply, but I do want to comment on this one statement:

>Now, there are about nine thousand bugs not targeted for 1.0. Some of them have been reviewed, but you keep telling us that a lot of them are junk which hasn't been properly reviewed because you're short-handed. Any of these thousands of unreviewed bugs might turn out to be significant. Any of them might require crash landings. They form a tremendous pool of potential but untracked risk. What's the actual risk there?

It appears likely that any really serious issue would be reported multiple times, so that sampling through the bug database will eventually find it even if msny of the reports don't get reviewed. In some sense it doesn't matter as long as the bug gets fixed.

... but with so many unreviewed bugs, how certain can you be that there isn't something in there somewhere (maybe several somethings) that might cause serious destabilization of the code base while it got fixed? Or that it might be missed altogether? Even if it's not something that's a major show stopper for every user, if it has enough impact for enough users (or even a single really important user) then this pool of bugs does represent some degree of unknown risk.

>No one can say.

That's just it. The risk may be low, but you don't know. --Bruce