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.

#37 Re: Re: Re: Why, oh why, didn't they call it 6.5?

by strauss

Wednesday June 13th, 2001 6:17 PM

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>>You think that my digest of the piece was too positive, I think that yours is too negative.<<

That was meant to be my point. Your quotes did not include anything that did not reflect well on the software. I was attempting to restore balance and show that it was a mixed review.

My summary stated that it was mixed, not that it was negative, while yours stated that it was positive and did not mention that it was mixed.

If my attempt to provide a more balanced view of the piece (in combination with yours) created an impression that it was an overall negative review, then I did not achieve my goals.

The reason I feel the need to do this is that this site has a tendency to propagandize for Mozilla rather than to present the more mixed reality. I was reminded at once of the treatment of the XUL submission to W3C. It was stated here that it was a great day for Mozilla, and a partial quote was given to make the reception look entirely positive. In fact, the reception by W3C was cordial but mostly negative.

I know you were not responsible for that -- I'm just giving another example to show why some of us seem negative, when in fact we're just trying to provide balance for coverage that often seems overly skewed in the other direction.