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.]
#18 Totally Agree
by TonyG <email@example.com.Yuk>
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 2:28 AM
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This encapsulates nicely all that I want to see in Mozilla 1.0.
The other aspect of Gerv's post I was pleased to see was mention of documentation. I am a programmer and I have lost cout of hte attempts I have made to get involved in Mozilla as a hacker. Its inpenetrable to non-prodigy code monkeys like myself.
I think a cross project sabbatical to do a brain dump would be a reasonable thing to ask for before 1.0. I would be happy to help converting this info to some sort of Mozilla walkthrough - which is what is sorely needed.
I know at least 3 programmers interested in working on Mozilla, all of whom are just totally put off by the lack of "adequate" documentation.
We need tutorials, case studies, brain dumps, diaries (.plan files?) etc etc.
I totally, toally accept Mozilla is a monstrous project and the time has been spent getting the product out. I won't wonder aloud how many programmers would have got involved if it was more accessible.
Anyway, I think it reasonable to ask for a 24/48 hr period for every developer to put something down on paper.
Maybe we could have an "adopt a developer" initiative to encourage people to help out with every programmers favorite task of doccing their code :-).