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Full Article Attached Towards Mozilla 1.0

Tuesday June 26th, 2001

Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]


#106 Re: Beware of feature creep

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday June 27th, 2001 11:42 PM

You are replying to this message

"Feature creep can be one of the deadliest things when pushing for a commercial release."

I appreciate the sentiment but wanted to make sure that we all remember that this is not a commercial release. I agree that feature creep and "big number" release delays can cause PR problems. And even (maybe especially) open source projects have to care about public perception so there is definite value in moving from a feature writing mode into a feature fixing mode. But I strongly oppose any changes to process that move Mozilla in the direction of making decisions based on "commercial release" pressure.

1.0 is a tag of the source code in cvs.mozilla.org at some point which we have deemed it to be suitable for consumption by mozilla embedders, distributors and as maybe some "open source power user" types. 1.0 is not a commercial product, it's barely even a non-commercial distribution. (think "reference implementation").

--Asa