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New Milestone Schedule Announced

Thursday May 20th, 2004

Asa Dotzler has posted a new milestone plan which outlines some changes being made to the release schedule of point releases of the suite and platform going forward. The main change is the now longer periods prior to a final release, with two longer Alpha periods, and a longer Beta period. This allows for more time to land large changes and get them stable prior to a final release. Along with these changes, there will now be at least one release candidate prior to each final release. More information can be found in some of Asa's recent weblog postings.

Update: Some of the text and links above have been updated to provide more information.


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by Dizzle

Sunday May 23rd, 2004 7:43 AM

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Here Here!

Now bugs can actually get fixed. Previous to this there were 4 releases a year. Meaning each release got 13 weeks, 4 of which were Alpha development. Then everyone got paranoid and didn't want big fixes in Beta so they had to wait 2 months to get back into the trunk. Now we get 12 weeks of Alpha before people get paranoid. This will be good. Helps with marketing as well. 2 releases a year, people can focus the marketing push. People can implement Mozilla in a corportate network without feeling like it's out of date when they are done installing.

Thanks for the new development cycle!