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."

#8 "get it out there"

by tono

Friday March 2nd, 2001 10:41 AM

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Herein lies the problem with Mozilla. The "get it out there" release of NS6 was utter crap, it was slow, unstable, and had many many annoying features that even Mozilla didn't. If AOL/Netscape could have waited and released .8 as NS6 you'd have many many more people using NS6 then are doing so right now. The people heard Mozilla was the basis for NS6 and said in their minds, "eww NS6 sucks, so Mozilla must too." I can't really fault them for thinking this way, because people in general don't want to try new things or give crappy software a second chance. I can only hope netscape 6.1 whenever it's released will be based on the final mozilla 1.0 codebase instead of their dysfunctional branch.