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New Architect Interview with Gervase Markham

Sunday July 14th, 2002

New Architect has an interview with Gervase Markham, the youngest mozilla.org staff member. The interview touches on 1.0 and standards compliance but mainly concentrates on Mozilla's quality assurance effort.


#5 Good security process?

by jsebrech

Monday July 15th, 2002 6:31 AM

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What about releasing fixed installers when security bugs are discovered after release? Like this bug, for example:

<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=150339>

I hope I'm wrong, but as far as I know the X-based OS installers currently on mozilla.org are still vulnerable to this (and this made my system hang). Mozilla should also have a process to easily update itself after the fact when stuff like this happens. (It probably already has?)

I admit that I could very well be talking out of my rear-end on this. I'm just asking what the status regarding all this is. I'd like to hear someone big from mozilla.org reassure me that a BINARY update release process is in place for when something really bad happens.