Mozilla 1.0 RC3 Released
Thursday May 23rd, 2002
mozilla.org today released what they hope to be the final release candidate prior to shipping 1.0. The majority of the changes between RC2 and RC3 are crash fixes in all areas of the client. We presume that if crash data over the weekend is positive, mozilla.org could release Mozilla 1.0 as early as next week. Keep watching MozillaZine for news on 1.0 over the weekend, and for its release.
#31 Some "open" bugs were patched for the branch
Friday May 24th, 2002 11:03 AM
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Some of the bugs that are still marked "open" have been patched for the branch - for example, bug 133601 was patched for the branch but is still open because there are apparently open issues for the bug (and it may still be open on the trunk). At least one of the other open bugs I can't look at, and another one seems to be somewhat unreliable to reproduce. I don't know if there is knowledge about that last one that isn't mentioned in the bug itself that might have made it reasonable to leave the bug "open" but to decide that it wasn't important enough to fix for the branch (or didn't affect RC3).
As has been noted before, relying on which bugs are marked "open" can be misleading - often they don't affect a partular branch when there are workarounds checked into the branch that don't exist on the trunk, often they're more like "enhancements" than like real "errors", often they only affect certain rare case, and a whole laundry list of other possible explanations. We can debate about how reasonable the bug management and tagging functions are, but it's quite true that the bug tracking system can quite easily give you misleading impressions.