Mozilla 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Released
Friday May 10th, 2002
mozilla.org today released the second release candidate of Mozilla 1.0, in preparation for the final release of 1.0, hopefully by the end of this month. You can grab it by going to the releases page or by going to the ftp site. You can also check out the release notes and a full list of what's new.
A brief list of what's new between RC1 and RC2 includes HTTP 1.1 pipelining support, the removal of the link toolbar (for performance reasons, still on in the trunk), and this will be the first milestone release with a fix for the security hole announced last week. Along with this, the main focus has been on stability, and a number of crash and top crash fixes have gone in.
Along with the release of RC2, mozilla.org has updated the release roadmap with some rough estimates of what will be happening on the trunk with 1.1, and announcing today's release of RC2.
HTML isn't hard to learn, certainly not the rather basic skills needed for simple pages like the ones on Mozilla.org's site. Updating out of date pages and submitting them would free up time for somebody to code. (The complaint at the top of this thread could be fixed by simply replacing the dated text in the page's code)
Help is allways needed with verifying bugs that have been fixed, or confirming unconfirmed bug reports. With a little HTML you can edit a page that is causing problems to create a test case for the coders to work with. There are almost certainly dupe bugs that haven't been caught yet, and old bugs that were "acidentally" fixed while working on a related bug. Identifying these would be helpful.
If you are multi-lingual you can help with the translation projects to create lang-pacs for Mozilla.
You don't have to be a uber hacker to work on Mozilla, though you will need more patence than I have to wade through the burecratic maze that has grown up over the years, which is why I'm working on Aphrodite and other projects instead of Mozilla.
Last of all if your help is ignored by Mozilla.org, there are plenty of Mozilla related projects on Mozdev that could welcome some constructive help.
BTW as a nav vet, I do applaud the skills of "shipdocs"