Trunk Freezes for Mozilla 1.6 Alpha Tonight
Tuesday October 21st, 2003
At midnight Pacific Daylight Time tonight, the Mozilla development trunk will freeze in preparation for 1.6 Alpha. During the freeze, which will remain in place until 1.6a is released, all trunk checkins will require approval from firstname.lastname@example.org before landing. Read Asa Dotzler's newsgroup posting for information about the checkin approval process during the freeze. See the Mozilla Development Roadmap for more details about the release plans and check tinderbox for the latest trunk status.
#9 Re: Re: Re: No switch to *birds in 1.6 then
Wednesday October 22nd, 2003 11:33 AM
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I for the life of me fail to see the big deal about all this fuss about switching from the sweet over to independent pieces. The suite has a large fan base, and many people use it and love it, as do Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird. It makes no sense to harp about the fact that the suite is still around and isn't being replaced in 1.6. I can't honestly see it being replaced anytime in the near future, and saying it will happen in early 2004 is merely someone's guess. The products that everyone likes to use and favor exist now - sure they may not be the 'flagship' Mozilla product (refering to Firebird and Thunderbird) but they are available.
The arguement over the numbering scheme is also pretty petty... about as petty as putting a splash screen in Firebird. The products are based upon tried and sound Seamonkey code, so what is the difference if your are running 0.7 as opposed to 1.0? If it isn't crashing be happy with it.
Personally I think the developers opened a can of worms by stating we are 'soon' changing from an application suite to independent products without a concrete timeline when the change would happen step by step. The only thing that is certain is that it will happen at some point in the future, but proponents of the suite are likely to continue to develop it as well. That's the great thing about open source software. We all have our favorite toys.