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Asa Dotzler

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Dec 7, 2002, 2:50:45 AM12/7/02
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Mozilla 1.3alpha opened for checkins on November 5th. In the last month
we've seen some great new features land, especially in mail and news. In
addition to these mail features we've taken fixes for about 850 bugs or
around +69314/59936 lines changed.

The tree moved under driver controls this Wednesday morning and we've
since taken fixes associated with about 25 bugs (+2627/1892 Lines
changed). We're down to the last couple of alpha blocking bugs and
expect to have something ready for release early in the week.

We need your help testing the latest nightly builds
<http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest-trunk/> to make sure
we haven't missed any terrible regressions, crashers or dataloss bugs.
If you know of any of these bugs please let dri...@mozilla.org know by
nominating the bug as a blocker for the alpha release.

You nominate a bug by setting the "blocking1.3a" flag to "?". If
drivers agree that it should block the Mozilla 1.3alpha release then
they will set the flag to "+" and if they're not going to hold the
release for that particular problem they will mark it with a "-" flag.

This is an alpha release and we're not trying to fix every known bug.
The plan is to make sure that folks can test these builds without fear
of dataloss or the kind of major functional regression that makes it too
unpleasant to test. Please keep that in mind when nominating bugs as
release blockers in this cycle.

The areas that could really use your testing are all the new mail
features (spam filtering, improved message filters, mail threadpane
views, quicksearch, and newsgroup filtering), general page layout so hit
all your favorite sites and maybe some sites you don't normally visit,
and all the regular browser functionality.

If all goes well we'll have a Mozilla 1.3 alpha release early next week
and get the tree opened to all the wonderful 1.3 beta cycle changes.

Drivers are going to insert an extra 10 days into the beta cycle to pad
some for the holidays and I'll update the roadmap
<http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap.html> to reflect this as soon as I get a
free minute. This will give us a little more time on the other side of
the new year to ramp down to the 1.3 beta release.

--Asa

pberg...@shaw.ca

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Dec 9, 2002, 12:54:40 PM12/9/02
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Asa Dotzler wrote:

> We need your help testing the latest nightly builds
> <http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest-trunk/> to make sure
> we haven't missed any terrible regressions, crashers or dataloss bugs.
> If you know of any of these bugs please let dri...@mozilla.org know by
> nominating the bug as a blocker for the alpha release.
>
> You nominate a bug by setting the "blocking1.3a" flag to "?". If
> drivers agree that it should block the Mozilla 1.3alpha release then
> they will set the flag to "+" and if they're not going to hold the
> release for that particular problem they will mark it with a "-" flag.

Asa,

Does this include those of us on MacOS X testing the Mach-O build?

Asa Dotzler

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Dec 9, 2002, 3:00:19 PM12/9/02
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Over the weekend a few more requests came in and we've approved the
landing of a few more fixes for 1.3alpha.

There is a small handful of bugs that drivers are interested in which
still lack either review or super-review. If you're involved with one of
thse bugs
<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=,118038,135363,183965,184078,166442>
please help us get them reviewed so we can get them landed today.

Any help in testing or reviewing patches attached to those 5 bugs would
be greatly appreciated.

If all goes well and we get these fixes reviewed and landed today then
we could have a 1.3alpha and an open trunk as soon as tomorrow.

--Asa

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