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October 2006

The Anti-release

10/23/2006

I mentioned this in today’s Project Meeting, and now it’s come up in the newsgroups. Normally, I’d take the time to write up a more in-depth explanation, but since my schedule is… uh… “hectic” right now, I’ll just say this: No, we have. Not. Released. Firefox. 2. Yet. When people link to bits directly on Read More

Two Thunderbird steps forward, one Thunderbird step back

10/17/2006

Thunderbird continues to amaze me.1 One feature that I hadn’t started using until a couple of weeks ago was Thunderbird’s built-in spam detection. I mostly didn’t use it because it looked like it never worked. It didn’t mark anything as spam, and I thought “Well, this is a crappy filter.” It turns out that I Read More

A case of the Mondays… on a Wednesday

10/12/2006

Last time I did 2.0 release candidate localization builds, I ran into a problem with the tagging and checkout. For various reasons, we only tag the locales that we ship for a particular release with the _RELEASE tag. During the build, client.mk checks out every locale specified in all-locales. This has worked beautifully for the Read More

(13:20:15) mozpreed: I just want to get this straight before I express my rage in the blogosphere

10/03/2006

Despite the fact that I have a PowerBook [for work], and use a PowerBook [for work], I’m no fan of Apple. I’ve got a lot of complaints, really… but I think they all boil down to disagreement with one of the company’s values: aesthetics above… well… anything and everything else. This is a constant pain Read More

A Builder in a Build Land

10/02/2006

While sitting here, waiting for the Firefox 2.0 RC 2 candidates to finish compiling (go Win32 SpeedRacer!!), I started thinking about that post I wrote (has it already been?!) two weeks ago. After re-reading it, I fired up Google to scour the blogosphere to see if anyone else is writing about this stuff. “Build/Release Engineering Read More