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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Wednesday April 23rd, 2003 4:50 PM
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Firebird and Thunderbird will run on the GRE. The GRE allows the applications to share what is loaded into memory and only load the pieces of the GRE that aren't already in memory. So you start Firebird and it loads whatever parts of the GRE it needs. Then launch Thunderbird. Thunderbird will share whatever parts of the GRE are already in the memory and only take extra memory for the parts that aren't loaded. Memory consumption running both should be at most what the Mozilla suite uses now and most likely less thanks to the optimization being done with Firebird and Thunderbird.