Mozilla 1.6 Release Planned for Monday or Tuesday
Saturday January 10th, 2004
Yesterday, Chris Hofmann announced that Mozilla 1.6 is likely to be released early next week. Testers can help by downloading branch builds and reporting regressions or other serious problems. Localizers who want their localizations or language packs on the 1.6 CD should be ready by Thursday.
#1 downloading branch builds
Saturday January 10th, 2004 12:04 PM
Note that today's Windows builds are not good (they're probably debug builds - 40MB to download).
Those looking for a build to test should go for Friday's builds - http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/nightly/2004-01-09-09-1.6/ . I'm using that build and it seems pretty good.
#2 Re: downloading branch builds
Saturday January 10th, 2004 12:15 PM
apologies for talking to myself. Aside from Friday's builds, the other option is an "unofficial" build, made by MozJF. Configured the same as the mozilla.org builds, except they include Calendar. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=325817#325817
#3 Shouldn't there be another beta release?
Sunday January 11th, 2004 8:56 AM
I am pretty anxious to get 1.6 final both for my own use and for deployment at my company. But shouldn't there be another beta release prior to final? Particularly given that the link obfusication security bug fix was just committed - I have to think that one was fairly complex and could use some testing by security researchers. Given the reluctance of Mozilla to release patches to final point version I think it would be better to have another beta around.
#4 Re: Shouldn't there be another beta release?
Sunday January 11th, 2004 1:29 PM
That's what the nightly releases are for, and why the article suggests downloading a recent nightly and testing it. I've been using build 2004010708 for several days and it's working great!
#5 This is why you never make announcements like that
Thursday January 15th, 2004 12:47 PM
Well... it's Thursday.
(Don't get me wrong please, I'd rather have Mozilla.org produce better, more stable releases than have them adhere to "deadlines" and produce faulty binarys. I'm just saying it's announcements like that that cause dissapointments and bey some people even hard feelings.)