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Netscape 6.1 Beta 1

Tuesday June 12th, 2001

Netscape today released a beta of their upcoming 6.1 release, based on the mozilla 0.9.1 branch. Check out the release notes, or grab the build.


#207 Re: Criticism in moderation...

by fab

Saturday June 23rd, 2001 11:12 AM

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>I invite any Mozilla engineer who needs his ego stroked with a continual stream of praise and a false sense of accomplishment to leave, >now. Go find some place in the Bazaar where the customers are more gullible, thanks.

Even though I don't consider myself an "engineer", I do my fair share of work on this project. I never heard of someone called "Ugg" on the project, but that's another story.

My point is, I have become so used to "Mozilla developers suck, they don't test their product, etc etc" that I don't even pay any attention to them anymore. It doesn't even affect me. You can bitch all you want actually, my brain ignores it. Only in some rare occasion (macpeep must remember one of his first posts here ;-) do I react to what I call "pessimistic" comments.

On the other hand, posts in this forum, or on slashdot, or on cnet, that say "Good job developers, it's not perfect yet, but it's much improved!", those actually make me want to keep on doing this work. You can shout as much as you want that I have a "false sense of accomplishment" but it's not for you that I do what I do. It's not for macpeep, or strauss either. First it's for me, and also because I believe in Open Source. But also for all the people who say "I know [the mozilla developers] can make it".

I hope this didn't sound too aggressive, but, as you said, "Now I feel better too" :-)

Fabian.