Mozilla 1.1alpha Plans
Thursday May 30th, 2002
David Baron has posted a Mozilla 1.1alpha update to netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey. He notes that the release has slipped a bit due to work on the 1.0 branch and that email@example.com is anxious to prevent any further delays. Therefore, the freeze for 1.1alpha will occur at midnight Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday 5th June. The Roadmap has been updated to reflect the slippage.
by whiprush <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday May 30th, 2002 2:39 PM
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With most of the devs working on getting 1.0 out the door, has there been substantial development work on the trunk? Enough to warrant a release?
Also, according to the roadmap, 1.1 will be due sometime in the summer. Now we have the 1.0 branch and 1.1 branch. How are these related? Which one will mozilla.org recommend to distributors to package?
For all practical purposes, when 1.1 comes out, the 1.0 branch will be useless - sure its long lived and would have the benefit of more testing, but normal users aren't going to know that, they're gonna go for 1.1. Is 1.1 even targeted for users? Do people know this? Seems like the 1.0 branch would be for NS, Redhat, and those others wanting to ship something stable. Should we (users) then shift our focus towards 1.1 bugtesting?
It just seems that the release schedule would look something like - 1.0, 1.1alpha, 1.0.1, 1.1alpha, 1.1beta, 1.1, 1.0.2, 1.2alpha, 1.0.3. that makes no logical sense from the user perspective. Just like if Mozilla.org would have released 1.1alpha today, everyone would be scratching their heads wondering how that came before 1.0!
If someone could bring some light to this issue I'd appreciate it.