Trunk Frozen for Mozilla 1.5 Alpha
Wednesday July 9th, 2003
At midnight Pacific Daylight Time during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, the main Mozilla development trunk froze in preparation for the release of Mozilla 1.5 Alpha. While the tree is frozen, all checkins to the trunk require approval from firstname.lastname@example.org or they will not be allowed to land. The freeze is expected to last for a few days and the trunk will be reopened when Mozilla 1.5 Alpha is released. Note that 1.5a will be a Mozilla Application Suite release as Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird are not yet ready to become the default applications. See the Roadmap for more details about milestone schedules and future development plans.
#5 Re: Re: Version number
Thursday July 10th, 2003 9:45 AM
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That's a debatable question. Since it is a competitive product and a market share owner and seeker (since nobody builds a project this big for self use), I use to think on Mozilla as a commercial product, although free. Recent discussion about Mozilla company-wide implementations in MozillaZine (<http://www.mozillazine.or…alkback.html?article=3369>) and Slashdot.com (<http://ask.slashdot.org/a…54&tid=187&tid=95>) seem to confirm this. My opinion and would gladly discuss on this.
As for versioning. I've been looking for Mozilla versioning criteria, which should exist, with no luck.
I agree that some version number changes reflect more a commercial interest than a true improvement (chose your favorite app as example) but in this case I think it would be easier to refer to the Mozilla Suite as 1.x and the new one as 2.x