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.
#177 Experimental tangential branch? What?
Saturday March 2nd, 2002 10:19 AM
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This bug is slated for a .9.9 fix. While the developers working on it don't quite have the fix finished (and thus won't make it for .9.9 unless a miracle occurs), they do have a very good implementation. This is not a bug which endangers the state of the tree or anything like that. In addition, it's not just a dual-booting bug- it's a design inconsistency and a mostfreq, both things Moz.org wants to get out of its system before 1.0. Putting this on an exerimental branch would be self-defeating as the developers are probably going to be putting these changes onto the trunk before 1.0. It really helps to look at the comments by the developers on the bug before making a comment such as the one you just made.