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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.


#7 Re: Re: Re: What's New section needs improvement

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Saturday June 28th, 2003 12:59 AM

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>I should've made it clearer. I meant there should be something like this: >Changes in 1.4RC3: blah >Changes in 1.4b: blah blah blah blah blah >Changes in 1.4a: blah blah blah blah

Except that this isn't a changelog. If it was it would be between 1,000 and 2,000 items long. The what's new section of the release notes highlights new features or major bugfixes. If we're sticking to the roadmap, new features and major changes aren't happening in the final (or rc) cycles. Other than not having anything new in the what's new section for final (and release candidates when we have them) we have exactly what you want. The what's new in 1.4a was the feature-like stuff that happened in alpha and the what's new in 1.4b was the feature-like stuff that happened in beta.

--Asa