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."


#9 Re: It's Fine Now

by Zagadka <bcg@zagadka.net>

Friday March 2nd, 2001 10:48 AM

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Well, I'm certainly glad that Mozilla works perfectly for you... unfortunately, it is not near a point where it can be called "complete". I'm not terribly sure; I can't use Mozilla because it won't open when Apache is running, so I don't use it as often as I'd like. That tends to be an "annoyance". Of course, my Athlon processor makes IE lock up my system when I scroll, which is another "annoyance". So I'm left with Opera.

Unfortunately for us, I think, we are saddled with the development process of not only a browser, but a suite of programs, all of which must run perfectly on as many platforms as possible. They don't. Each person finds their own bugs. I, for one, wouldn't want to see a program released when the bloody preferences screen didn't show options correctly, refused to be told "OK", etc. Memory bloat. Window management. Etc etc.

I don't think any of us want to see a program that has to be patched immediately and continually. Most people have a hard enough time knowing that a new version of Netscape is out; they don't want to bother with buggy software that may or may not work for them.

If the Mozilla team concentrated on a lean browser (kinda like K-Meleon) and added features after it was complete, maybe...