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Phoenix 0.1 Coming Soon

Thursday September 19th, 2002

Blake Ross writes: "We are targetting a Phoenix 0.1 for Monday. Please be sure to hammer on the nightlies, keeping in mind that this is merely a 0.1 release. Please check to see that your bug is not reported before filing. If it's a big issue, we're probably already aware of it. Thanks."


#20 Having it both ways

by abraham <abraham@dina.kvl.dk>

Friday September 20th, 2002 3:41 AM

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Actually, they can have it both ways, by having two branches.

1. The main branch with an open development style. Here, the project recruit new developers and new ideas, and ensure a stable if slow evolution of the browser, each release being incrementally more poweful than the previeus.

2. The Phoenix branch, where a small elite of full time programmers redesign large part of the application. Here radical and rapid progress can be made, with the risk of reaching a dead end.

Progress consists of both long periods of many small improvements, and short periods of radical change. Free software is traditionally best at the first, but the second type is also needed, so the larger free software projects usually have branches where people test more radical ideas.