Tree Closes Tonight for Mozilla 0.9.9

Tuesday February 19th, 2002 will begin the process to release Mozilla 0.9.9 tonight at 11:59 pm pacific by closing the tree to free checkins. Mozilla 0.9.9 is the last major milestone prior to 1.0, and includes numerous bugfixes in composer, history, and other areas. Along with this, likely new features that will be in the milestone include a new full screen window mode, set image as wallpaper, and composer publishing.

Following the tree close tonight, expect up to a week of tree closure for stability and regression fixes, then a branch to be cut some time next week. As soon as the branch is cut, the trunk will reopen for Mozilla 1.0 checkins. is shooting for a March 1st release date, but due to this being the last milestone before 1.0, and because there is a large amount of code that will be landed tonight prior to tree close, delays may occur.

#123 Re: Re: Re: Re: doh

by strauss

Monday February 25th, 2002 1:30 PM

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The characterization of these numbers MTBF is the characterization of Netscape and Mozilla. They are not completely accurate for a few reasons, such as non-Talkback builds andbugs and crashes that are not reported. I've pointed them out a few times and you're the first person to say that not crashing means you'll never get your uptime reported. Where do you get that assertion from? When I've tested milestone builds I've found that I crashed just about as often as they said.

As for the Bugzilla defect curves, I've pointed out many times that the most reliable number is the Reopened line, a standard quality bellwether, and one that consists only of reviewed bugs. The Reopned line is quite disturbing: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…&links=1&banner=1> . The inability to use some of the other lines is also quite disturbing, much like flying a plane without instruments.

Total API freeze was the stated goal. That has been reduced to a key API freeze. Similarly for standards conformance. These represent major retreats from the 1.0 release criteria.