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Weekly Status Report, W06/2010

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 06/2010 (February 8 - 14, 2010):

As told above, progress windows have been a quite disappointing story for me, putting in many, many hours of work for saving a feature in SeaMonkey that nobody else still has and getting almost nothing but stop energy in return. I've been thinking about writing a "how to lose contributors" guide as a blog post, as right in that work we nicely did sum up a number of good mistakes to make if you want to get rid of people who are willing to help. Of course, it won't drive me away from the project as a whole and I can take quite some beating from some time, but in the end, some minor stuff was enough to drive me over the top and throw the towel on that single part of the app. And guides for "how to make things wrong" always make a better reading than advice for how to do it correctly, esp. as there is no single correct way, but a number of wrong ones. ;-)
So, keep reading, I probably will write that one up soon here on this blog!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on February 15th, 2010 21:14 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 2 comments


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    If you look at the MozillaWiki Releases page recently:

    Seamonkey 2.0.3 is scheduled to be released on February 17, not the 16th as noted earlier.
    2010-02-17 04:15



    Yes, I changed that late yesterday, when I heard that Firefox was moved the same way because of a holiday in the US. We want to ship in sync with then if possible, so that neither of us ships too much before disclosing security issues or is behind the other when it comes to delivering security fixes.
    2010-02-17 13:51

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