- There will be no beta 13. Even if Mozilla themselves do one, which seems unlikely but one never knows, we will not. There isn't enough there to justify it unless someone can demonstrate a serious blocking bug in beta 12.
- We will not bother with the Release Candidates. These are, at longest lived, highly ephemeral releases and every release we put out is another 70-80MB out of our Google Code hosting space. Releases this temporary are not a good use of our currently limited community resources.
- Once blokking boogs go to zarro, we will watch to see what Mozilla does next: if they immediately branch into a new mozilla-2.0 repo, then we will build off the repo after the branching. If they do not branch then (though they will branch eventually), we will continue the "advance" pulls we are doing now to avoid getting post-tag commit noise until they do.
- Once Firefox 4/10.4Fx goes into its own separate repo apart from mozilla-central, pulls and builds will only occur after everything has landed (as these maintenance repos are historically much more stable than the trunk, as you'd expect), which means our releases will be either on time or slightly after the fact. After all, Mozilla never tells me anything. We'll do our best to be timely, however.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Beta, shmeta, real men release
So here's what's going to happen next.