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.
#45 A workaround
Wednesday February 20th, 2002 5:54 PM
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When you load the site and it is all scrunched up, hold the shift key and click reload. It works every time (or has for me). If you are truly a supporter of Mozilla, you\'ll realize that it\'s pre-release software. That is written everywhere. If you want release quality software, go hit up the NN6.2.1 build. Otherwise, find a workaround.
I don\'t want to come across as ignorant, or like I\'m trying to cover for the designers of the site. I too get a database error sometimes, or I have to reload the page to view it correctly. I too have gotten frustrated about it. I too have *politely* told people about the problems. However, I\'ve also tried to help out through bugday (still having a little trouble, but trying to get somewhere) and through using a build with talkback enabled, etc. I realize this doesn\'t always help (the problems on mozillazine don\'t crash moz and therefore don\'t generate a talkback report), but its a start. If you want Mozilla to be heavily used and to be \"big time\" try to spend less time arguing about who said what and why and spend the five minutes you used to give a hand (look for a duplicate bug, or better yet, show me how to find them). Its a little more constructive and a lot more helpful to everyone invoved and also helps make a better product for each of us to use.