Tree Closes Tonight for Mozilla 0.9.9

Tuesday February 19th, 2002 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. 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.

#174 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: View-source still not

by strauss

Friday March 1st, 2002 12:20 PM

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May I politely suggest that you tone down the inflammatory language? Chanting in all caps does not raise the level of debate.

Yes, the bugs in Mozilla, as well as the missing features, are very distressing to anyone doing DHTML or CSS development. There's a moving target problem, as well as a high density of annoying little issues that have to be worked around. One reason I talk so much about the bug problem is that as a JavaScript developer who tries to push the envelope in terms of what is possible, I see a ot of bugs that an ordinary end user wouldn't. I'm used to a situation in Netscape 4.x where I literally would have to spend three quarters of my time working around Netscape bugs. When I see a cavalier attitude towards an ever-escalating defect curve in Mozilla it makes me think I'm in for more of the same on the new project. (I also can't help noticing the irony that open source has been touted as a way of making less buggy software when in fact it seems that open source projects can't even begin to bring basic bug tracking under control, though major commercial developers have done so for many years.)

I don't think that shouting is going to make anyone pay more attention to these issues, though. I feel your frustration but you should look at the pragmatic consequences of your style.