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.
#14 Re: How about this "bug"????
Wednesday March 10th, 2004 12:44 PM
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I still would not say they are rushing. I'd say they are limiting the scope of what they can add and/or fix to get it out on time. But the drawback to that is what Boris said about bugs being pushed back to 1.8 that should be done in 1.7. Rushing would imply they are fixing things and not checking their fixes for bugs or fixing things half-assed. The work they are doing will still be of the same quality they are cutting quantity to fit the timeframe.
I would guess that maybe something things from 1.8 may get pushed to the firefox 1.0 branch after 1.7 is released and before firefox 1.0 is released. Sort of like when Firefox 0.8 was delayed and some of the fixes to the trunk also went to the 0.8 branch. So then firefox 1.0 maybe considered to be using 1.7.1.