Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 2 Coming Soon
Monday June 9th, 2003
Asa Dotzler has posted a message to netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey announcing that Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 2 is close. Several fixes have landed on the 1.4 branch since 1.4 RC1 was released and only a few 1.4 blockers remain. Testers should focus their efforts on today's and tomorrow's branch builds to ensure that there are no regressions or further blockers. With luck, 1.4 RC2 could be available as early as tomorrow.
#11 Re: Re: Why are these labelled Release Candidate ?
Wednesday June 11th, 2003 7:57 PM
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If there are known blockers, those bits aren't "release candidates" unless it is mozilla.org's intention to release a milestone with known blockers.
It is a beta and should be called as such.
These terms have accepted meanings in the industry. I wish mozilla.org would follow convention, as not doing so is understandably confusing people and ruffling feathers. I know it's just semantics but all the more reason for mozilla.org to not rock the boat. I see no reason for them to not just call this Beta 3 as it should be. There is no benefit to them to mislabel these pre-releases and instead they are furthering their image of being stubborn and ignoring common accepted behavior (a growing opinion only strengthened by AOL's influence on the project and the Firebird episode).