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Branch Cut for Mozilla Firebird 0.8

Wednesday December 17th, 2003

A branch has been created for the forthcoming release of Mozilla Firebird 0.8. The branch will allow Firebird 0.8 work to continue without the uncertainty caused by the daily changes made to the main Mozilla development trunk (currently frozen for Mozilla 1.6). However, critical trunk fixes will be merged into the new Firebird 0.8 branch.

Nightly builds from the branch will be available soon. They will feature a new mechanism for handling files served with a text/plain MIME type and new front end for XPInstall (the code used for installing things like extensions). Read Ben Goodger's post to the Firebird General forum for more information about the 0.8 branch.


#14 Re: Re: Re: Moz 1.0

by Anthracks

Thursday December 18th, 2003 9:55 AM

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You do realize that 90% of the work done on the suite is automatically picked up by Firebird, right? Anything that isn't completely specific to the suite's UI also goes into Thunderbird and Firebird. It's hardly "a waste", many companies that support Mozilla (both financially and merely by using their product) want the suite to continue, and Firebird and Thunderbird are still buggy enough that they shouldn't completely replace the suite. The people in charge of the project include many professional software developers and managers, do you honestly believe they're just too stupid to see things your way?