Friday March 29th, 2002
The mozilla.org Status Reports was updated, and included some information on what firstname.lastname@example.org are up to, and what's coming up:
#8 Is calling it RC1 a big and unnecessary PR risk?
Friday March 29th, 2002 6:34 PM
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> 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.
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.