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Trunk Freezes for 1.4 Alpha Tonight

Tuesday March 25th, 2003

To prepare for the impending 1.4 Alpha release, the main Mozilla development tree will freeze at 11:59pm tonight (Pacific Standard Time). While the trunk is frozen, only checkins that have been approved by drivers@mozilla.org will be allowed to land. The tree will be reopened when Mozilla 1.4 Alpha is released (the current ideal release date is this Friday). See tinderbox and the Mozilla Development Roadmap for more information.


#25 Re: Re: This friday?

by ksheka

Friday March 28th, 2003 5:52 AM

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I think the APIs have changed. That's why some XPI plugins have been recompiled to work with newer versions of Mozilla (ie: Calander and Spallcheck).

Since there's been so much changes in Mozilla since 1.0, I can't imagine back-porting the bug fixes to the 1.0 branch.

It seems that 1.0 will die when no one releases code based on the 1.0 branch. Netscape's latest release was based on the 1.0 branch. Speculation has been that Netscape (and others?) will use 1.4 for future releases, so a long-lived 1.4.x branch may be appropriate. If no one uses the 1.0 branch, it will effectively die.