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Roadmap Update

Wednesday February 28th, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes:
"In response to the large number of bugs nominated and targeted by the community against Mozilla 0.9 and our desire to maintain 0.9 as a recommended beta branch point we have added one additional milestone to the schedule. This new Mozilla 0.8.1 Milestone will replace the 0.9 milestone in the calendar. Mozilla 0.9 and all subsequent Milestones have been shifted out one 5 week cycle. This results in a projected a 0.9 release date of April 23."


#1 Time waits for no one

by Mazen <mazen@artmagic.com>

Thursday March 1st, 2001 5:36 PM

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The efforts of the Mozilla development team are very much appreciated. There is no question that the technology behind Mozilla is head an shoulders above the competition. For the sake of the success of Mozilla, I hope the developers heed this friendly advice:

Time waits for no one. You cannot keep on delaying Mozilla and expect it to succeed. With every delay the road to success gets steeper and Mozilla becomes increasingly irrelevant in the minds of many. It is even starting to affect Linux, that it has no browser on par with IE. Every day, more IE-only web pages are created.

To be sure, stability is very important and so is some eye candy. Mozilla should not be released prematurely, but it doesn\\\'t need every little feature and support for every obscure standard right from day 1.

Stabilize the browser, use a (optional) preloader so that it starts in under 5 seconds, speed up window creation, cut down on its apetite for RAM, fix foreign language support and turn off minor features that don\\\'t work right yet.

When people see a stable, fast, customizable browser you\\\'ll have a whole new pool of potential contributors who can help fine tune XUL or add support for the latest three-letter-acronym.