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.
#159 Re: Clarifying again
Wednesday February 27th, 2002 9:28 AM
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MTBF 'Mean Time Between Failures' is typically based on a measure of failures during the total run time of all units. If a unit does not fail, then its run time should still be included in the total run time in order to get an accurate MTBF value. The value calculated by the talkback builds does not include those of us who do not experience failures. Thus it is not what the industry would call an MTBF.
Example: Because I only use milestones and view a limited number of web sites, I have not had a crash while viewing the web since 0.9.3. My usage is not included in the talkback MTBF calculation but should be for a 'true' MTBF calculation. My current copy of Mozilla 0.9.8 has been running since Feb 13 - 2 weeks of up time.