Tree Branches for Mozilla 1.4
Friday May 23rd, 2003
A branch has been created for the forthcoming Mozilla 1.4 release. Checkins to this branch require approval from email@example.com. Meanwhile, the trunk has been reopened for 1.5 Alpha development. See tinderbox for the latest tree status.
#7 Re: Exactly, I did read it
Saturday May 24th, 2003 7:01 AM
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They won't be "grabbing" the 1.4 code - that code is there already. They need to "grab" the Firebird code and make the builds with that instead. The process of switching to the Firebird/Thunderbird code is the "reorganisation" I meant.
It doesn't make sense to have the old Mozilla code sitting around, with additional alternative Firebird/Thunderbird code for those builds, but that is the current structure. They need to drop the Seamonkey UI code and move the Firebird/Thunderbird code over, and then change the build processes to reflect that. That's not a slow process of wheel-reinvention or any significant code writing, but it's not an instant thing either - it'll take a day or two.
So until they make the switch, we'll have a few 1.5alpha nightly builds with the old UI. Obviously it makes sense to switch as soon as possible - until then, people won't be doing any work on the Seamonkey front-end which is about to get dropped, but changes can be made to the back-end code (which is most of it), as that is identical in the old and new apps.
Does that make any more sense?