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.
The bug chart shows something like a little above 400 reopened bugs while a Bugzilla query for the keyword regression by which all regressed bugs should be marked finds 308 bugs (all done on browser only). From this you could think that real regression rate should be within about 30% of the line that Bugzilla chart shows. Of course this is based only on a quick search and only true for this point in time. But the 30% may tell that the regressionrate could even be sinking while the chart rises (which it doesn't even do at the moment).
You are true in one point: more, and more accurate data would be good and may help driving the project in the right direction.