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Tree Closes Tonight for Mozilla 0.9.9

Tuesday February 19th, 2002

mozilla.org 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. mozilla.org 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.


#130 Bugzilla defect curves (was Re: Re: Re: Re: doh)

by fuzzygorilla

Monday February 25th, 2002 5:46 PM

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Whether you are looking at "New", "Open", or "Repened" bugs, the arguments remain the same.

#1 - You are looking at 'all' products. Bugzilla tracks a lot more than Mozilla. Bugzilla also tracks Bugzilla, Calendar, Grendel, Tech Evangelism, and others. For example look at Bug 70249 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70249> which is about making Mozilla.org a non-profit Organization.

#2 - Just because it is "Reopened" does not mean there is no duplicates. In fact they are probably more likely, because they are less likely to be re-triaged to find duplicates.

#3 - Bugs are often "Reopened" because people [erroneously] don't wait for the build with the fix, or for tracking purposes [ Bug 109353 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109353> or Bug 73535 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=73535> ] or because the person who opened the bug for a new feature disagreed with the developers who marked the bug WONTFIX [ Bug 21445 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21445> ] or because the bug was accidentally closed prematurely [ Bug 58041 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58041> ].

All of the above reasons will grow with time. And Bugzilla goes back a long way.

Basically, without actually checking *why* a bug was reopened the argument is moot. Saying that it is a 'bellwether' is true only after you properly select and categorize the problems. Else it is GIGO - garbage in, garbage out.