MozillaZine

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."


#4 Re: Time waits for no one

by pallando <dreay@uk.mathworks.com>

Friday March 2nd, 2001 2:33 AM

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Mozilla will never win by playing "catch up".

Mozilla doesn't have to match IE. It has to beat it. To significantly eat into IE's installed base, it needs to do things IE not only doesn't do perfectly, but can't do at all.

You've had your interim "get it out there" release. That was NS6. Now is the change to get the rest of it _right_. MathML, XBL, Chrome. There will only be one Mozilla 1.0 - and unlike Microsoft, most people can't survive a bad first impression.

If Mozilla is good enough, then even if it doesn't come out for another 6 months, it will wipe the floor with IE. You've seen how peer to peer software like ICQ, AIM, Napster took off? Well with Jabber and Chatzilla, Mozilla can do the same.