M7 and Animation Contest News

Sunday June 20th, 1999

We have a bit of news regarding Milestone 7 and the Animation Contest, and since they're related, I decided to post them together in the same news item.

First, Milestone 7 is just around the corner. Tekhir writes, "The tree for M7 has been closed and the first nightly build for M8 has appeared on the Mozilla server."

Due to some problems that apprunner was having with the previous default home page, they decided to make the default page for Milestone 7. You may have noticed this if you picked up a nightly build over the past few days. You may have also noticed that I have halved the # of articles that display on the front page. This is to help alleviate any bandwidth issues that might occur when Milestone 7 is released.

How does this affect the Animation Contest? Well, the contest's vote page will contain 16 animated GIFs. If the vote comes during M7's release, it could cause serious bandwidth problems. So, to calm the flow a little bit I've decided to hold off the vote until a day or two after Milestone 7's release. This should occur in the next few days, so we're hoping to get the vote started by the end of the week.

#19 Re:M7 and Animation Contest News

by Anon

Tuesday June 22nd, 1999 2:24 AM

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1. I love the communist-looking image. I love it even more after seeing that it offends some people, because I'm sick of the way that America (and most of you are Americans, right?) has turned into a bunch of whiners who get offended by everything simply on principle. If the word "fuck" can show up in Linux source code, I don't see why Mozilla art has to be politically correct.. after all, third parties incorporating Moz into their apps can use their own art anyway.

2. "Fresh", shut your noise hole already. *_*

3. I'd love to buy one of those T-shirts too (if I had the cash). Chris, have you considered churning out more shirts as a little side-business, or (much less hassle) maybe getting the artist to sign away the image for public use and putting a hi-res copy of it on the site, so that people can use transfer sheets and make their own shirts?