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.

#132 Re: Bugzilla defect curves (was Re: Re: Re: Re: do

by strauss

Monday February 25th, 2002 6:16 PM

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I did make a mistake and forget to select "Browser" instead of "All" for product, which I usually do when looking at these stats. Here's the corrected link. As you can see the shape is virtually identical. <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…&links=1&banner=1>

Your reasoning that the Reopened line is even more likely to contain duplicates escapes me. More examined and more active bugs are obviously less likely to be duplicates than less examined and less active bugs.

Reopened bugs are primarily those that were marked as fixed and which have been reopened because they either weren't fixed or became unfixerd (regressed). I acknowledge you have found examples of bugs of other types that are marked as Reopened but I don't think that changes the usual meaning of the status.

And again, I'm not impressed with any argument that says the bug numbers are junk and should be ignored. That in itself would be an even more serious problem than upwards defect trends. It would mean quality is out of control. Personally, though, I do not think the bug numbers are anywhere near as inaccurate as some here would like to think, particularly the Reopened line, since all the bugs there are guaranteed to have received scrutiny. It would be good if there were more powerful charting tools in Bugzilla, though.