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.
#36 look, fix the site
Wednesday February 20th, 2002 12:24 PM
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Asa, I personally have not demanded the site be fixed. You will have to talk to morg about that. I have been trying to show you, the mozillazine admins and anyone else who has the authority, a side of the situation which I'm sure they've thought about but maybe not taken as seriously as they should have. This is the main mozilla news site for end users who are interested in the progress of the browser. Using usenet and the status reports is an unreasonable burden to put on the casual mozilla end user. I'm sure the majority of mozilla users are in fact not developers and would have no idea what anything in the status report actually means. They turn to mozillazine to translate that information into a meaningful context which they can understand. Regardless of whether or not the IE stylesheet has anything to do with IE or not most end users would see, hey it doesn't work with the normal configuration, but it's suggested here to use the IE stylesheet as a workaround, so by word association would assume that means IE itself somehow and therefore use IE instead of mozilla. I don't expect the SQL errors to go away as that has more to do with bandwidth than anything, but my main concern with the site is the fact that it renders improperly in the browser it is supposed to be advocating.