Tree Branches for Mozilla 1.3

Saturday February 22nd, 2003

Yesterday, the tree was branched in preparation for the final release of Mozilla 1.3. Checkins to the 1.3 branch are being tightly controlled by Meanwhile, the trunk has been reopened for 1.4 Alpha development. See the Roadmap for more details and tinderbox for the current status of the 1.3 branch and the trunk. A list of bugs blocking the 1.3 release is also available.

#29 May I introduce some clue into this discussion?

by Gerv

Sunday February 23rd, 2003 2:29 AM

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The splash screen is being changed for legal reasons. does not own the green dinosaur. It is being changed to something plain and simple because:

- Experience has shown that anything other than staff diktat will produce months of agonising dispute, debate and hand-wringing - Other possible images have similar legal issues which are still being looked into - Mozilla distributors should be supplying their own splash screens

If this is one of the reasons that makes someone pull their finger out and start producing a Mozilla distribution customised for businesses, for consumers or whatever, then it'll have done its job. A plain white placeholder was considered, but decided against because people might file it as a bug.

<whine whine Mozilla is a distribution whine whine>

If it's so close to being a distribution, then it shouldn't be too hard for you - yes, you - to make one.

<waah waah Open Source spirit waah waah competition waah>

Go your Big Book Of Open Source Words and look up "benevolent dictatorship".