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Is M12 Alpha?

Thursday December 2nd, 1999

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#73 Re: Eugene Savitsky

by guyh

Saturday December 4th, 1999 1:54 PM

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Agreed, speed + skin + robustness = Alpha-ready. By robustness, I mean does it stay up and running without blowing up more than a few times in a day? All severity 1 (and probably 2) functionality bugs should also be fixed. Also, learn from Microsoft on releasing alphas for platforms WHEN THAT PLATFORM IS READY. That is, limit the alpha to Win32 (and maybe Linux) platform(s) and for heaven's sake, get it out there!! Give the Mac folks some ballpark timeframe for platform catchup, we all will understand. Mozilla is taking a lot of heat for missing deadlines. Why not give the world a taste of it to whet their appetites for the finished product!! Having said this, I think the current skin is NOT adequate, and robustness is not quite what it should be. Speed seems to be very good though. Maybe lucky 13 for Mozilla would be a better Alpha candidate...