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Thursday September 11th, 2003 driver Chris Hofmann has posted a newsgroup message outlining the schedule for Mozilla 1.5. Two release candidates are planned, with the final builds set to come out during the week commencing September 29th.

#18 Re: Re: mozilla1.5 release...

by asa <>

Friday September 12th, 2003 8:23 AM

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"And as for the "guys at moz dev team" - you should remember that the "team" included 50-odd Netscape staff until July, and now it doesn't. Obviously things will go slower when you have 5 people instead of 50."

Things didn't really go slower and we're not down to 5 people either. In June there were 48 not-netscape people landing code, in July there were 63 and in August there were 67. The number of non-netscape contributors have matched or exceeded Netscape contributors for many months and had been rougly tied for many months before that.

In Mozilla 1.1, we had about 200,000 lines of code changed by 140 people. In 1.3 we had about 195,000 lines of code changed by about 130 people. In 1.4 we had 230,000 lines of code changed by 125 people. In 1.5 we had about 210,000 lines of code changed by 110 people. I'd say we've done about as much work in 1.4 as we have in any of the previous 1.x releases.

There were a couple fewer new features introduced in 1.5 than some of the earlier milestones (and their inevitable regressions) so hopefully we've made some big leaps in quality and stability. And there have been feature improvements too. There have been new features and major improvements to features in Composer, Mail, Dom Inspector, Chatzilla, View Source, Tabbed browsing and more.