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.]
#135 So few time, so many things
Thursday June 28th, 2001 10:31 AM
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Since everybody is posting his opinion, here's mine :-)
It is very clear from all the talkbacks above that everybody sees 1.0 differently. Some want more standards compliance, some want more features, some want more polish, some want more speed, some want more stability, etc etc. Will we be able to satisfy everyone? Honestly I don't know. Too many things, not enough time.
I think documentation is important, but the fact is that it becomes very quickly obsolete.
I will probably get beaten on for the two next ones, but oh well: Stability is fine as far as I'm concerned, both on linux and windows (I build on linux). Speed is fine also as far as I'm concerned, having a good computer, but I can understand that it's still slow for some people.
UI polish is important, but I must admit that I couldn't care less if a text is one pixel to the left of a button or something like that. Make the functions work as expected, like the OK button in preferences, and we'll be fine.
Standards support is what we bet our "business" on. It can't be dismissed. It is a good thing we are doing well already in this category.
So for me, it's basically Documentation > Polish > Standards compliance > Stability & Speed.