Things seem to be dragging on, don't they? We're waiting on MoFo to make a Tiger box for us so that we can spin 1.0 RC1 on both PPC and Intel as a Universal binary. We also have a topcrasher in JEP, but my guess is that we won't get a fix, and it's been around for a long time anyway.
I apologize to all the people who are patiently waiting for 1.0 to ship so that we can move on to 1.1 and get this process kick-started. I hope it won't be much longer now. We're almost there.
I must apologize to everyone for being so busy last week and this week. My bugmail is backing up and I'm not even on IRC to talk to folks about our 1.0 release plans. Google is keeping me incredibly busy this week with meetings, and last week with Macworld. As a result, 1.0 is slipping a bit.
I hoped to do a release candidate this week and then release next week, but I don't think that's going to happen unless someone tags the tree without me. I'm too far behind on checking up on the last few issues to know if we're ok to release or not. I would guess we'll spin a RC next week, then GM the following week, with an Intel build (separate download) available shortly after, along with the multi-language version.
We're really close, and I would love to just put it to bed, but I don't want to be too hasty on such a giant milestone. A week won't kill us, and I promise not to let it slip too much further.
I realized that I haven't really had the chance to blog about this, but with MacWorld upcoming, I wanted to get the word out.
I am no longer a member of the Firefox team at Google, though the majority of my 20% time is spent helping Ben et al with Firefox (and Camino). Since October, I've been helping to bootstrap Google's new Mac Client Team, an engineering group whose goal is to make insanely great Google applications for Mac OS X. No, I can't tell you what we're working on. Suffice to say, it's very interesting and a lot of fun.
Why does this concern you? Well, maybe you're interested in joining our cause. Google is sponsoring the Speaker's Lounge at MacWorld this week, and yours truly (among others) will be there doing several stints answering questions about Google and what it's like to work there (in a word: awesome). If being surrounded by incredibly smart people who love the Mac interests you, come find us at the show.
I had lunch today with Vint Cerf (yes, that Vint Cerf). He's really cool and he loves Macs. It's not often us little fish get to sit down and pick the brains of big fish. A very cool experience.