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.
#131 API Freeze (was Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: doh)
Monday February 25th, 2002 6:03 PM
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Please point to a Mozilla document that promises a "Total API freeze". The promise has always been that the _public_ APIs would be frozen. That remains a goal of the Mozilla 1.0 release. You would be correct to say that the promise has been further qualified to mean that all frozen public APIs will not change in the 1.0 branch <http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap/mozilla-1.0.html> . Thus there *may* be some public interfaces that are not frozen and thus *may* change in the 1.0 branch (but they also might never change). But we are still not at Mozilla 1.0 so I would wait before claiming that the project retreated from their release criteria.