Roadmap updated for Mozilla 0.9
Thursday April 19th, 2001
James 'kovu' Russell writes in:
#55 Please read
Tuesday April 24th, 2001 1:38 AM
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I remember way back when I posted some things in a Netscape newsgroup that I didn't like about the latest version (M16?) of Mozilla. The reply I got back made sense. Bug the hell out of them to get the bugs you want fixed. Now I have never emailed any bug complaints to the Netscape developers. I've whined and bitched here at Mozillazine, but just to see who would agree with me on what bugs I felt were important to fix because I know those bugs wouldn't take a lot of time to fix. The ratio button, textbox thing, auto scrolling, and of course, the Hide IE Favorites bug that I mention so much. Performance is something that everyone has complained about but I'm not sure there's a specific bug for that huge issue. If there were then it would have a HUGE number of votes, which should really tell the developers where to focus their time currently. Since I started bitching about the IE favorites thing, the number of votes has jumped up CONSIDERABLY. I think the vote count before I made a big deal about it was like around 40 votes or so. After Mozilla 0.81 came out I felt that there was a distinct possibility that it wouldn't be fixed by the time the first official non-beta release came out (1.0). To me, that's something really sad to see still stuck in there for everyone to look at so that’s why I’ve posted my thoughts on the subject. Now the number of votes is up to 64 and rising quickly. My point is that making a big deal about it has resulted in a lot of people voting for the bug which in turn got Ben to respond writing a blood oath to get it fixed by the release of the 0.92 milestone (less than 10 weeks from now! Yea!). :) So even though you might not like my bitching, it has helped out to make sure the things that people really want fixed will get done by the 1.0 release.