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.
#162 Re: Re: Where it's at
Friday November 23rd, 2001 1:51 PM
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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