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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
I'd imagine we could expect 1.0.x releases quite often to begin with
and then the thing to remember is that "normal" users (for whom strictly speaking Mozilla isn't aimed at anyway so there really isn't much need to contemplate half of this stuff as the intended audience is more clued-up) wouldn't usually run ALPHA or BETA software anyway, so the first 1.1 release that will appear on their radar will be 1.1.0 and that is quite a way into the future, so it could all pan out and make sense in the end even judging by a more common-place software release schedule
(this method isn't so uncommon, Audacity (cross platform audio editing software) is about to concurrently release 1.0 and 1.1 BETA. and OpenOffice.org have a development release (build 642x) that is ahead of 1.0 (build 641x) released ahead of 1.0)