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.
#162 Re: Re: Re: Re: View-source still not fixed :(
Wednesday February 27th, 2002 3:21 PM
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"I cannot see why Mozilla 'will not be taken seriously by the development community'."
Let me see if I can help you out here, sparky.
Clue 1: "Wow. I'm really hyped about this new uberbrowser. Lemme just shut everything down so it will run acceptably."
Clue 2: "Funny, this works in every OTHER CSS/JS/whatever-capable browser I've tested it in."
Clue 3: "I remember this preferences dialog. I saw it back in 1998. Oh well, guess I'll edit my preferences by hand again. Where was that file..?"
Clue 4: "Huh? Why does my page look like crap?" (There was a bug a while back, or several bugs, or something, that caused Mozilla to choke on my CSS and ignore most of it.. something which it didn't do back in the days of 0.9.6 or thereabouts. It was around for, as far as I could tell from trying nightlies, weeks. For all I know it may still be around.)
Clue 5: "Gee, now it won't even run at all." (NuBus Mac installer crashes.)
I'm only one web developer (and a mere hobbyist at that) and my experiences are anecdotal, but please, explain to me why I should take Mozilla seriously, if you can.
I used to be a Mozilla supporter. I was caught up in the promise and the anti-MS sentiment. But now I see Mozilla for the sham it is: people pretend it's the greatest browser ever made, but then if any complaints are leveled against it, its supporters and developers are quick to scream "it's pre-release software!" and "if you want it, code it yourself!"
Gods help Mozilla when it hits Version 1. The wolves will tear it to shreds.