Saturday September 13, 2003 (Status Update #213)
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Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 has been released. Based on Mozilla 1.5 Beta, Thunderbird 0.2 features a redesigned Options dialogue, spell checker improvements, enhancements to the default theme and better performance and stability.
The Thunderbird Roadmap has been updated with information about future development plans. A 0.3 milestone will be released from the Mozilla 1.5 branch, with trunk changes appearing in Thunderbird 0.4. A Windows Thunderbird build from the 1.5 branch has been made available (more details in Scott MacGregor's post to the MozillaZine Thunderbird Builds forum).
Release candidate builds of Mozilla 1.4.1 are now available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Mozilla 1.4.1 is an updated version of Mozilla 1.4 with around 100 additional bugfixes. Release candidate users who find any major problems with these builds should file appropriate bugs in Bugzilla, setting the blocking1.4.1 flag to ?.
mozilla.org driver Chris Hofmann has posted a newsgroup message outlining the schedule for Mozilla 1.5, which has now branched. Two release candidates are planned, with the final builds set to come out during the week commencing September 29th.
mozilla.org CVS Repository Moved to New Server
The mozilla.org CVS repository has been moved to a new server and the old server has been made read-only. This migration should be seamless for most contributors, though checkins may be rejected if your local DNS server has not yet picked up the server change.
DNS Service Code Rewrite
Mozilla's DNS code has been rewritten (bug 205726).
Internet Protocol Version 6
Internet Protocol Version 6 is now supported on Windows (bug 175340).
Delete Messages on Server After x Days
It is now possible to set up Mail & Newsgroups to leave messages on a POP server for a specified number of days (bug 107883).
The trunk is currently open (but check tinderbox for the latest status). Checkins to the 1.5 branch require approval from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the mozilla.org staff meeting of Tuesday 2nd September and Monday 8th September are now available.
Independent Status Reports
Third party updates from Friday 5th September are now available.