Trunk Freezes for Mozilla 1.7 Beta at Midnight Pacific Standard Time Tonight
Tuesday March 9th, 2004
In a newsgroup message about the Mozilla 1.7 Beta freeze, Asa Dotzler writes: "Yep, we're there again. The Mozilla 1.7 Beta freeze happens this Tuesday night at midnight. Beta is last-chance for changes that impact localizations so get those string changing fixes and features landed ASAP or let email@example.com know if you're going to have trouble getting them in before Beta.
#10 Re: How about this "bug"????
Wednesday March 10th, 2004 9:29 AM
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The roadmap is not arbitrary. All of the other app's milestones depend on the Mozilla milestones. It's important to get 1.7 out on time because Firefox 1.0 will be based on Mozilla 1.7. So if 1.7 is late that complicates thing for Firefox. The devs are more concerned with 1.7 being a solid milestone rather than a feature rich milestone.
From the firefox roadmap:
"We need to focus on superior stability which means we can't really afford to wait until the dust settles on 1.8 mid year to see whether or not we have stable bits. By 1.0 time mid-year any critical issues with 1.7 should have been identified and we believe it will be a safer platform on which to release software."