The most important update from my last week's status is that the M13
checkpoint freeze will take place late this Tuesday 1/18 night (rather
than Monday night), at midnight Pacific time. The change was made to
allow folks that had otherwise intended to do some work on Monday to
make use of the Martin Luther King holiday. This change was
communicated via news groups etc. last week.
The major impending goal is therefore the M13 checkpoint release. The goal is to:
- enter the freeze at midnight Tuesday 1/18 with absolutely zero M13 bugs;
- quickly remove any major regressions/crashers etc. sitting in the tree;
- be in a position to branch M13 on Friday.
If you are sitting on any M13 bugs that are not major
regressions/crashers, and you won't be able to (or have to) fix them
for M13, *PLEASE* *PLEASE* *PLEASE* move them to M14. Our ability to
shut down M13 relies on being able to see what simply *MUST* get done,
and additional noise (re: extra M13 bugs) on the radar makes that
With some probability, M13 will become a Mozilla alpha, but I'm not
the one to make that call. The goal within Netscape is to have M14 be
good enough that it can be an alpha or beta, and Netscape engineers
are working hard toward that milestone (re: an alpha or beta
candidate). If you'd like to help get Netscape's flavor of the
mozilla browser into hundreds of thousands of hands (perhaps millions)
RSN, then please work with us on this M14 target.
Thanks in advance for any/all help clearing noise of the M13 radar, finalizing M13 quickly, and getting M14 to an alpha/beta candidate level!! ;-)
-- My views are mine, not Netscape's --
ZopeStudio is an attempt at using Mozilla technologies for the
construction of a Zope Server management tool and IDE. This week saw
the birth of the first setup of such a tool, in the form of a simple
The project is still in an experimentation phase, no design goals
have been set yet, let alone a project schedule.
The project home page and more information is available at http://www.zope.org/Resources/Mozilla/
This week we saw the announcement
by the Sun-Netscape Alliance that they will be contributing the source
code for their public key infrastructure (PKI) source code to
They plan on releasing the source code to their security libraries
which contain two seperate components, the Network Security Services
(NSS) and Personal Security Manager (PSM), to the Mozilla code base.
There is a FAQ
available and a project page
for the Mozilla PKI project.