Wednesday February 28th, 2001
Asa Dotzler writes:
#9 Re: It's Fine Now
by Zagadka <email@example.com>
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...