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 know if you're going to have trouble getting them in before Beta.

"For more scheduling information, check out the roadmap and release status pages."

#24 Re: Re: Re: Re: How about this "bug"????

by bzbarsky

Thursday March 11th, 2004 10:52 AM

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> Wow, it seems like Ben posted this info just about everywhere

I didn't see any posts to any gecko-related newsgroups. I didn't see any posts to any of the module owner or reviewer lists. I saw no announcements on I see nothing on Ben's blog. I see no announcement in the weekly updates. Where _was_ this posted other than firefox-specific forums and the firefox roadmap? (By the way, the roadmap was only updated _very_ recently to have this info -- on Feb 23. That would have been far too late to actually attempt to get the relevant changes into 1.7 even if I happened to find out that the roadmap had gotten updated. Which was ALSO not really announced, now was it?)

> I guess you were waiting for a private e-mail

I'm hardly the only person working on gecko. So I would have expected some attempt to contact most of the people doing such work and let them know what the situation is.

> Does Ben know about these "several bugs" you "pushed off to 1.8"?

I've certainly cced him on the ones he may be able to do something about. In fact I did so back when they were filed.

In any case, at this point it simply doesn't matter. Those bugs are not getting fixed till 1.8a -- the changes required are too risky to go into the trunk at this point.

> Maybe a polite e-mail to Ben saying your interested in the future of Firfox

I'm sort of assuming that the numerous mails I've sent him on various issues of file handling sort of make that interest clear...