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.
#32 Re: Rediculous
Wednesday February 20th, 2002 11:56 AM
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A post titled "fix this site" is an order, not a reqest, not a friendly proposal about the cost and benefit, not a "we would really like it fixed" request, not a "look, you should fix it" which at least starts off with the reasonably friendly "look". It's a command, or an order and it generally doesn't work to order people around unless you are in some position of authority over them (and even then it tends to not work very well unless you can back it up by withholding money or imposing physical abuse). In this context, where you're a consumer of a free service, ordering the provider of that service with commands like "fix this site" is plain rude. BTW, I'm not losing users. I don't have users. Well, maybe I consider Bugzilla users to be my users but that's even a stretch since Bugzilla (even the installation at bugzilla.mozilla.org) isn't really mine. Also, the fix is not as simple as changing two lined of HTML. You are plain wrong about that. Oh, and one final note, using the IE stylesheet does not make it work because the IE stylesheet has anything to do with IE. It makes it work because it a re-layout of the page where the style sheet is actually loaded. There are solutions to working around bugs in Mozilla (just like working around bugs in IE or any other browser) and I suspect that Mozillazine folks will either work around this bug or work to get the bug in Mozilla fixed. If you're unwilling to wait for either of those patiently like most of the people that visit this site then you're free to get your dose of Mozilla from some other source. I get lots of good information from the newsgroups and the status reports at mozilla.org.