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.
#143 Re: Re: Re: Re: MTBF (was Re: Re: Re: Re: doh)
Tuesday February 26th, 2002 12:27 AM
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Naturally, MTBF does not require that there be a failure, for the reasons you've cited. What's more important to me at least is (1) the daily MTBF numbers have suffered a sharp decline, in the vicinity of twenty-five per cent, and (2) we're being told that there are better milestone numbers which we have not yet seen. I wonder where we can find those numbers. I've asked Asa but he traditionally refuses to answer questions I ask of that sort.
Less important but still relevant is the fact that MTBF was trotted out in the past to show that things were constantly improving, and are now being dismissed as completely irrelevant now that they are dropping. This says a lot about the quality of information coming out of the project, but it does not in itself convey information about the project.