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NewsForge: Mozilla Chief: RC2 and What Happens After That

May 13, 2002, 09:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"NewsForge: How did the team decide there was a need for an RC2 release?

"Baker: RC1 received very good reviews. It also spurred the identification of a set of issues that we would like to see fixed before Mozilla 1.0. In making the decision to release an RC2 we looked at the bugs nominated by the community for inclusion in RC2. For a subset of those bugs the usefulness of having them fixed outweighed the additional time required before a Mozilla 1.0 release.

"NewsForge: Any chance of a RC3 release as well?

"Baker: We expect RC2 to be released very shortly, within the week. In the meantime, we have created a tracking mechanism for remaining issues that could possibly be important enough to warrant fixing before Mozilla 1.0. We will ask the community to test RC2 thoroughly and nominate those bugs, if any, that could rise to this importance. Then mozilla.org's project management team (known as "drivers") will evaluate any bugs nominated, using stringent evaluation criteria. So it is possible that something will require an additional release candidate..."

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