M13 Alpha - What's Next?
Thursday January 27th, 2000
Mozilla.org has declared M13 to be "alpha" which means Mozilla needs your attention and constructive bug reports as it pushes towards beta. Why not check out the latest builds and start using Mozilla more and more throughout your day?
Also, you can join the gathering in #mozillazine every evening. Talk about the latest builds, help clear out duplicate bugs, or just hang and chat. Point your IRC client at irc.mozilla.org, or, better yet, you can use the Chatzilla IRC client enabled in the latest builds (under the Tasks menu). Just start up the client, /attach moznet, and then /join #mozillazine. You'll probably want to change your nick from IRCMonkey to something more appropriate once you get connected. :-) You can also use the Java chat client on our chat page.
#64 Re: Unbelievable!
by TonyG <firstname.lastname@example.org.Yuk>
Saturday January 29th, 2000 7:56 AM
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Unfortunately I tend to agree with the prevailing sentiment behind this post. That is, we want a browser... now!. I suspect people are just impatient and see "mail-bashing" as a good avenue for fume venting.
However as Asa and Ben Goodger have pointed out, these are critical reasons for these components requiring resources.
I see a middle ground though. I think it is time to scope Mozilla for a release date. I think Mozilla needs a "feature freeze". A few days should be spent defining what is finished, what is required for a viable product and what can be formally defined as future enhancements.
I am trying to choose my words carefully here as I don't want to start a flame. I passionately believe in all of Mozilla. However, I understand market forces and market share, neither of which care a damn about noble aspirations.