To branch or not to branch

I'm not sure I understand what's in the different branches:

Mozilla 1.x is Mozilla 1.x. Very easy, since there's only nightly builds or releases.

Mozilla Firefox is tricky. I'm seeing latest-0.9, latest-0.9.1 and latest-trunk. What's the difference between the 0.9 and 0.9.1? And what's in the one and not in the other?

Mozilla Thunderbird is also confusing. Here there's latest-0.7.1, latest-0.8 and latest-trunk. What the difference?

Is there a document describing the difference between those builds. I can see some here but not in regards to the difference directory.

Can someone explain?

July 23, 2004 11:21 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Normally Fx/Tb branched from Moz trunk for a few weeks prior to release - Aviary is different - want stable branch for 1.0 release.

So latest-trunk is Moz1.8a+Fx bits (will become 1.1+

0.9 is current branch nightlies ie Moz1.7+FF bits (will become 1.0)

the .1 was a one-off 'milestone' to address extention/theme issues - eg Fx0.9+a few fixes.

Same for Tb except different version numbers.
The latest-0.9 already had these+more.

Site icon Comment by Doug at July 23, 2004 11:46 PM | Permalink

To be concise:
- latest-0.9.1 and latest-0.7.1 are the last milestone versions of FF and TB respectfully. Actually, latest-0.9.1 is FF 0.9.2 ;)
- latest-0.9 and latest-0.8 are the AVIARY branch builds for FF and TB.
- latest-trunk are the trunk builds. They share the same source as Seamonkey nightly builds.

Hope that helps,


Site icon Comment by Walter K at July 24, 2004 12:03 AM | Permalink

I'm not sure, but I think latest 0.9 is the base for 1.0,

latest 0.9.1 is the base for future security, blah releases(0.9.2, 0.9.3)

latest-trunk is base for 1.1,1.5,2.0 and I think the least stable

Comment by a at July 24, 2004 12:14 AM | Permalink

I think the branch builds should be "latest-aviary" or "latest-branch" or something, maybe that would not cause as much confusion.

Comment by Neil at July 24, 2004 01:57 AM | Permalink

Will the Aviary and the trunk be merged into each other after the 1.0 release?

Comment by HH at July 24, 2004 12:19 PM | Permalink

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