Mozilla Branches for 0.9.8
Wednesday January 23rd, 2002
mozilla.org today branched for Mozilla Milestone 0.9.8, as well as opened the tree for 0.9.9 checkins. Look for branch builds to start sometime later this week, as early as tomorrow. (While a certain site believes that without builds, you can't have a branch, that is not true.) Pre-0.9.9 trunk builds will start tomorrow, or possibly tonight. See our earlier story for what's new in 0.9.8.
#83 Chicken and egg problem
Thursday January 31st, 2002 9:18 AM
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> Come back and use Mozilla. This is not "IE-zine"
But it's also not "Mozilla-users-exclusive-zine." Some users come here to *get* Mozilla. If a site does not work in the other major browsers, how are users behind other major browsers supposed to find a good Mozilla recent nightly build (i.e. one without prominent smoketest blockers)? It becomes a chicken and egg problem. And what browser are they supposed to use if Mozilla starts crashing on them? Are they supposed to spend 15 minutes reinstalling an older build of Mozilla just so they can post about why the build is broken? And what about users on machines they don't administer, such as users at schools and libraries?