Wednesday February 28th, 2001
Asa Dotzler writes:
#26 Do you think we're twiddling our thumbs?
Sunday March 4th, 2001 12:14 AM
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Mazen, I suppose I'm completely the wrong person to say this (since most of my role in Mozilla is giving advice of a particular sort), but anyway ...
The Mozilla Project doesn't really need friendly advice now. It has an excess of advice already.
What Mozilla needs right now is code.
As for `delaying Mozilla', nothing is being delayed except the version numbering. Development is continuing at its usual pace (unfortunately), no matter what version number is used. It's possible that a flood of new developers will arrive just because a particular version is given a .0 number, but I doubt it.
It's also possible a flood of distributors will arrive to shovel out their own versions of Mozilla to millions of users, just because Mozilla itself has reached an .0 version number, but I doubt that too. The two non-mozilla.org distributors of Mozilla so far -- Netscape and Beonex -- didn't wait for a .0 version before making their first Seamonkey-based releases. Why would any other distributor wait?
Incidentally, judging by the number of tricky feature bugs I've seen marked as `mozilla1.0', I don't think this is the first time the roadmap will be extended. Unless there's massive feature-cutting, I'm doubtful of seeing a final release of Seamonkey this side of Christmas.