Weekend Discussion

Friday June 30th, 2000

The weekend discussion returns, with a simple question:

What's your impression of Mozilla's status at this point? Progressing nicely? Faltering? Are you using Mozilla? If not, what needs to be changed before you start using it full time? Try to be specific, and offer constructive criticism and advice. It would be nice if the Mozilla developers could gather some useful information from the discussion. If you haven't tried out a recent nightly build, take one for a spin before you comment.

#77 Feature Bloat

by jawbone <>

Saturday July 1st, 2000 7:17 PM

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My main question about Mozilla's development is this: why is it being force-fed the features of a fifth-generation browser before it's even usable? There are so many useless features being shoved onto the codebase, that memory leaks will never be eliminated. They're just getting buried in more features. Mozilla doesn't need features to compete; who's it competing with? Mozilla is supposed to be a non-profit undertaking, so why is it concerned about marketshare-garnering features?