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Is M12 Alpha?

Thursday December 2nd, 1999

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#43 ALPHA!

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday December 3rd, 1999 6:06 AM

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ALPHA! We're not talking about a massive beta rollout here. I'll say it again, ALPHA! Ummmm, maybe I'm going way out on a limb but I've played with _beta_ versions of literally dozens of other applications (some of them large projects like IE, Eudora and RealPlayers) and many of them (at beta)were in no better shape than Mozilla is now. This is _NOT_ beta. This is not going to magically appear on the desktops of millions of clueless end users (repeat: this is not beta!). This is alpha, a developer and QA level product. To judge it by end user standards can wait until final release or at least beta release. I can't remember using any beta product as much as I use this almost alpha browser. I just don't get all the negative reaction to calling it alpha. Someone please help me understand this oposition. :)

Asa