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 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.

#13 Re: Another note on the roadmap

by schapel

Wednesday April 23rd, 2003 7:19 AM

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What I noticed before Mozilla 1.0 was released was that non-developers equated the graphic with the roadmap. They would go to Slashdot and other sites and say "The roadmap says X", when the only indication of X was the graphic. It seems that most people's understanding of Mozilla's future plans are either the graphic alone, or the explanation they read from people who looked at only the graphic.

If the graphic isn't updated, all those people will be completely confused. For most users, the explanation in the download section is all they will see (if they even see that) and won't get confused. The graphic update is needed for the Slashdot/MozillaZine crowd, not the casual users.