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.
by johnlar <email@example.com>
Wednesday February 20th, 2002 11:09 AM
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Yes, and they are working hard at retargeting bugs, and tree setup to accomplish that goal. As 1.0 was supposed to be an api freeze but there is still a lot more that wants to go into mozilla they came up with the idea of seperate branches. 1.0.x branch will be api frozen, while still being worked on to fix bugs and possibly add features that don't mess with the interface. While work will continue on further 1.x releases, which may alter the api. This way third party developers can have a target and be able to know that improvements will still be made in the browser they are targetting, without worrying about api changes.