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mozilla.org Branches for 1.0

Tuesday April 9th, 2002

mozilla.org today cut the MOZILLA_1_0_0_BRANCH for 1.0 to use. Expect to see an RC1 candidate sometime next week in order to see where the builds are as far as stability and usability. Work will continue on the branch up until the final 1.0 release, and beyond for point releases. An updated roadmap will be posted soon reflecting this. The trunk is now open to 1.1 alpha work, on the road to 2.0!


#99 thanks--- but issues remain

by rickst29 <rickstockton@acer-access.com>

Monday April 15th, 2002 12:12 AM

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#1 My thanks (garfieldbond and GAThrawn) for pointing to the project, which does appear to recognize the need for spell-check integration.

#2 Thanks to GAThrawn for explaining how OE depends on MS-Office to provide spell-check functionality (I have only used "full" Outlook on Windoz PC's with Office installed, and was not aware of this dependency.

#3 However, let me expand my complaint regarding 'baby' end users: in many places, mozilla.org site information portrays our RASUI requirements for 1.0 to be much higher (than either pre-release nightly builds and 0.9.x milestones), allowing for non-expert use without confusion or crashing or data loss. And, it is explicitly statethat Mozilla is intended to provide "Open Access to the Net" for hackers and mass market consumers". "Mass market consumers" sounds nearly synonymous for 'baby end users' to me.

I feel that the "Developer-only" response which I provoked IS a reasonable strategy. BUT, if this is the strategy for the Mozilla Browser, then the mozilla.org site should be cleaned up to reflect this. And, the Community should take steps to publicize this fact in upcoming press articles. To date, I've seen nothing about 1.0 being intended 'for Developers and Hackers only' within press articles regarding the upcoming release.

I am delighted to see that the spellchecker is tentatively targeted for 1.1, and still consider it to be an extremely significant feature for the mail/news components.

Thanks again, Rick