Ivan Stang: "Actually I suspect that this is a photo that predates the halftone drawing that became our trademark -- taken back when Dobbs was a model, before he became so Slack-imbued that his presenced fogged film. This is a truly a precious artifact... This appears to be an even EARLIER version of the Grail -- predating the Drummondian Virgin Halftone Dobbshead! COMPLETELY NEW TO ME and I've been seeing variations for 33 years."
In April 1997, Netscape Release Engineers wrote, and started running, the world's first? second? continuous integration server. Now, just over 17 years later, in May 2014, the tinderbox server was finally turned off. Permanently.
This is a historic moment for Mozilla, and for the software industry in general, so I thought people might find it interesting to get some background, as well as outline the assumptions we changed when designing the replacement Continuous Integration and Release Engineering infrastructure now in use at Mozilla.