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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.]


#147 What the GNKSA is really about

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Thursday June 28th, 2001 1:00 PM

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"4. Good Net-Keeping Software Award. - raise your hand if you think consumers care. while your at it raise your hand if you think mozilla 1.0 is for developers rather than users. ;) Again, I think we can come up with a checklist for mail that people really care about. If we're going to add more features into Mail (as achieving this award would require) why don't we try to implement something useful like system tray biff notification?"

Okay, it's pretty obvious that you have no idea what the GNKSA is actually for.

It's not about features for the user, it's about "playing well with others": encouraging good netiquette and behavior that does not make the USENET experience unnecessarily unpleasant for other users.

The GNKSA 2.0 specification can be found here: <http://www.gnksa.org/gnksa.txt>

The only "features" the GNKSA requires are actually basic, necessary parts of netnews: ability to edit headers, quoting, allowing the user to change his/her mind about whether to post or email, providing filtering. Only one standard asks for uncommon features (cancelling and superseding articles), and that is just a SHOULD, not a MUST.