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.]
#202 Re: "Everything's ready but X, so we're not shippi
Friday June 29th, 2001 12:11 PM
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I can't define what are the bugs that need to be fixed for Mozilla 1.0, but I know them when I see them! :-)
How about: if there's a known Internet page (filed in a Bugzilla bug report) that won't work in Mozilla, and does work in the other major browsers (IE 5 or 6 and Opera 5), and it's valid or "nearly" valid HTML (not an Evangelism bug in other words), that's a bug that MUST be fixed for Mozilla 1.0. Perhaps we should limit this to bugs with at least 1 vote -- that way, multiple bug accounts won't help expect to allow someone to vote for more than 10 bugs.
That still may be a little silly: "I created a valid HTML page that Mozilla can't deal with, and I reported and voted for the bug, so Mozilla 1.0 can't ship." However, this may get more people involved with finding and reporting and voting for the bugs that they do find most annoying. If someone wants to open three Bugzilla accounts and enter a few dozen of these bugs, at least they are making a significant positive contribution to the project.
The other criteria for Mozilla 1.0 that I can think of cannot be defined or are too hard to define. Mozilla should not crash "often", Mozilla should not be "extremely irritating to use", and Mozilla should not be "slow" or "take much memory".