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.]
#183 Re: Re: End-user experience might be important
Friday June 29th, 2001 6:29 AM
You are replying to this message
"Some don't care about Mozilla's DOM1 compliance, or the new PSM, they just want a browser suite they can use."
One good example of the type of thing I believe should be watched for in bugzilla is bug 58104 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58104> which only affects Mac users running ATM. At first glance it doesn't seem to be major. Then when you think about it, you realize "Wow. This should be fixed."
(Let's do that now... "Hm... There aren't many Mac Mozilla users in comparison to the other platforms. And this only affects those running OS 9 and ATM. Not the vast majority of Moz users. Wait a second. Any Adobe product you install installs ATM. How many surfers can live with 'You can't install Acrobat Reader and use the browser'? Of course you can turn off font smoothing. Oh. Then PostScript fonts are nearly illegible. Why are there ANY Mac Moz users?!?")
OK, that detour may not have been how you thought. But you get the point. Having to choose between legible fonts/PDFs and opening a second browser window or even the preferences should definitely stop a 1.0 release.
There are a number of bugs like this for all the platforms. I'm not posting all the IDs since this isn't supposed to be "my favorite bugs".
(I posted the one I did since I deal with it daily and thus have vested interest in it seeing the light of day.)