We know, that all of you are waiting anxiously for the new release and since we’re a little bit behind schedule, I thought I would give you an update on this.
At the moment we have two outstanding blocker bugs, which hinder the release of our first release candidate (RC1). Those bugs are:
- Bug 377641 – Outlook does not read iTIP/iMIP invitation because of missing UID
- Bug 372287 – Sunbird crashes on open in Mac OS X 10.3
Right now, we know what went wrong with bug 377641 and hope to have a fix for this today. The status of bug 372287 is still unclear to us, since we are still trying to build Sunbird from a Mac OS X 10.3 box, which would allow us to diagnose the problem. Therefore we have decided two things:
- We will release RC1 for Linux and Windows once bug 377641 has been fixed. That will give most of you the chance to pound on those builds and identify potential last-minute blockers, while we are trying to fix the Mac OS X 10.3 bug.
- If no other blockers arise from RC1, we will release 0.5 once bug 377641 gets fixed. If new blockers rise, we will likely release a 2nd release candidate (RC2).