Wednesday February 28th, 2001
Asa Dotzler writes:
#1 Time waits for no one
by Mazen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.