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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."


#8 Is calling it RC1 a big and unnecessary PR risk?

by ralphmellor

Friday March 29th, 2002 6:34 PM

You are replying to this message

> There are very few noticible bugs left

0.9.9 works great for me.

> I seriously doupt the press will find much wrong with this release.

I agree. But our doubts might be wrong.

> mozilla RC1 is named so that it will > get many eyes checking for bugs.

Agreed. The end (attracting many eyes) is appropriate. I am calling in to question the means (apparently incorrect use of the label "Release Candidate").

> [mozilla.org] would love to have the press point out > small bugs that havn't been noticed before by the > development community (the average mozilla bug tester > uses mozilla in a completly different way than the > average news main stream press reporter would.) > Therefor new bugs will get notice and fixed in time > for the final release.

Good point.

I still wonder if mozilla.org is misusing the term "Release Candidate" (your comments suggest you think they are) and I still wonder if they are considering what will happen if they get unlucky regression wise.

-- ralph