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Full Article Attached Trunk Freezes for 1.4 Beta Tonight

Tuesday April 22nd, 2003

The trunk will freeze for 1.4 Beta just after midnight tonight (Pacific Daylight Time). During the freeze, only checkins approved by drivers@mozilla.org will be allowed to land. The tree will remain closed until the 1.4 branch is created, at which point the shift towards Firebird and Thunderbird will begin. The 1.4 branch is intended to replace the 1.0 branch as the stable development path, so several release candidates are expected. The ideal release dates for 1.4 Beta and 1.4 final are this Friday and Wednesday 21st May respectively. Read the updated Roadmap if you still don't get it. As always, tinderbox will give you the latest tree status.


#10 Re: Another note on the roadmap

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday April 23rd, 2003 3:14 AM

You are replying to this message

"The milestone schedule chart should also be updated to show version 1.3.1 and the 1.4 branch. Many users won't understand the difference between the 1.4.x releases and the 1.5 and 1.6 releases without that graphic depiction."

That's a development roadmap (for developers). I don't expect any users to get anything of value from that (or to even know that it exists). I'm not disagreeing that users might be confused about the various releases but a graphic like that one certainly isn't going to clear anything up for them. We are pretty clear on the front page download section. The breakdown is something like this:

1.0.x for people that are completely happy with the feature set and stability from a year ago and don't want or need additional features or even major bugfixes. 1.3.x the latest feature release. You want this if you want the best that mozilla.org has to offer in the way of features and stability. 1.4a/b our latest alpha and beta releases for people that like to beta test new and probably buggy features. nightly builds for people contributing regularly to Mozilla development and testing.

for the 1.x.x releases, if you have the 1.x release you won't find anything substantially new in the 1.x.x release but if you can afford the download then you should get it for security, stability and correctness fixes.

--Asa