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Drivers Update

Friday March 29th, 2002

The mozilla.org Status Reports was updated, and included some information on what drivers@mozilla.org are up to, and what's coming up:

"drivers@mozilla.org approved checkins for over 240 bugs this last week. We've taken a few more big-ticket items and have a couple to go. drivers will be ramping down this next week and actively soliciting fixes that we need to branch and have a Release Candidate 1 sometime (hopefully) late next week. We need to get RC1 out there quickly and get feedback on all the changes we've taken since 0.9.9 and at the same time we need the release to stand up so that users will put enough hours on it to give meaningful feedback. Please help us to get the builds into good shape over this next week with particular attention to recent regressions and topcrash+ bugs."


#37 You're missing my point!

by ipottinger

Monday April 1st, 2002 10:40 AM

You are replying to this message

It is my interpretation that mozilla.org exists to produce CODE, not binaries. It is my interpretation that mozilla.org releases binaries only for the purpose of testing the CODE.

If mozilla.org releases binaries for any other purpose than testing THE CODE then those binaries should and will be viewed as the release of a end-user application. But the CODE was not meant to represent a feature complete end-user application and therefore any binaries derived solely from that CODE can not possible meet the standards that the general end-user will expect.

Obviously some people, myself included, will find 1.0 binaries suitable for everyday use, but that is irrelevant! MOZILLA.ORG PRODUCES CODE, NOT BINARIES!