Mozilla 1.4 to Feature Reorganised Release Notes

Thursday June 26th, 2003

Asa Dotzler has announced that the Mozilla Release Notes are to be reorganised and given a partial rewrite. Referencing Zach Lipton's recent thoughts on the matter, Asa describes how the release notes will be divided into several files, including a what's new document, an installation guide and a list of known issues. A lot of the older and less important information will also be removed. It is hoped that these changes will be made in time for the release of Mozilla 1.4 on Monday.

#3 Re: What's New section needs improvement

by asa <>

Friday June 27th, 2003 5:46 PM

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"Right now, what happened since 1.3 is lumped together there. It should list the major changes from 1.4b -- the last milestone -- to RC3."

No, it shouldn't. The 1.4 release notes should list all of what's new since the last official release which was 1.3.1. The overwhelming majority of people who will read this (when we ship Mozilla 1.4) didn't read the alpha, beta and release candidate notes or test any of those builds. Starting with the first release candidate, the release notes are treated as 1.4 release notes and are meant to be tested and debugged just like the release candidates in preparation for 1.4 final.