Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 1 Released

Thursday May 20th, 2004 today released the latest milestone of the Mozilla Suite and platform, 1.8 Alpha 1. This release is the first step towards a new milestone plan, outlined in an an earlier article. New in this release is a basic FTP upload UI, better Linux mouse support, and a number of other features. A more complete change log is also available. Builds are starting to become available on the FTP servers currently.

Update: The Mozilla 1.8 Alpha Release Notes have more information about this new version.

#27 Re: Re: Re: Alternates?

by gadeiros <Harald@Henkel.DAH.UUnet.DE>

Saturday May 22nd, 2004 6:06 AM

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The problem here is that the cycle for 1.7 was streched by about a month or more very late in the process, due to the late decision to make 1.7 the next stable release (and not 1.8). So, while the development of 1.8 is quite on schedule (I think), the development/stabilzing of 1.7 isn't in respect to the original plan. If 1.7 was still a "normal" release, the final would already be out a couple of weeks.

Does all this mean, that 1.8 development should have been delayed or at least the release of the Alpha 1 ?

No. Who cares a shit for people who can get confused so easily. "Normal users" wouldn't use RC or even Alpha builds anyway. Anybody who cares enough to download regularly Mozilla Alpha, Beta, RC or even Nighly builds on its own should be bright enough, to understand the development process/cycle.

Maybe this leads to a little bit less 1.7 RC1/2 testing, but I cannot remember 1.7 to crash on me (leading to a crash report) even once, anyway. Those who had or verified crashes (and care enough) will probably go on testing new Nighlies until those crashes are fixed.

Just my 0.02$

Harald Henkel

P.S. To all the Mozilla developers: keep up the brilliant work.