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.
That's exactly what I wanted to explain, strauss. Trying to understand why opinions are different may lead to far better discussions. If everyone would do that many flames would simply not appear...
btw. I think there is an additional reason why MTBF numbers are so low for Mozilla: not only that much uptime is simply not counted. Nightlies are for testing Mozilla and when testing crasher bugs you send many talkback reports with uptime of maybe not even a minute. But that's not be normal using of the software.