My First Time


Hot on the heels of Thunderbird 1.5, and mere weeks after Firefox 1.5, Firefox was (mostly quietly) released last Friday for the world to play with over the long weekend.

(AUS2-based updates should be out this week.)

One of my first tasks was to set up the MOZILLA_1_8_0_BRANCH Tinderboxen for Linux and Win32, so while this is a release with no less than four digits in its version number (and some letters too!), it’s been an important one for me personally, just to see the machinery of how a release process works at MoCo. It’s been particularly valuable to see it from pretty much the beginning.

My initial impressions of it all?

It involves a lot of rsync(1)… not that there’s anything wrong with that.1
1 As Jerry Seinfeld used to say…