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.]

#214 Re: Re: Cut the bull or put the bull in?

by jelwell

Friday June 29th, 2001 3:29 PM

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I see that you understand the GNKSA in your own way. What you don't understand is that saying my opinion is wrong is like me saying that you like chocolate is wrong. Wow, what an I opener, thank you for clearing up my opinion, for a second there, I thought it was my opinion, but apparently my opinion is wrong. I read the GNKSA document, I don't know if you have, but my opinion is that the GNKSA is not something worth achieving as users aren't going to care. And if users don't care, then we should spend time working on the things they will care about. Like getting a stable browser.

"Your example is pointless. Those would be different groups of engineers anyway, so fixing one would not mean not fixing the other." So you're arguing, against a Netscape employee, against a Mozilla developer - that you think you know more about what engineers can and can not do. Let me tell you, when an engineer - or a team of engineers - decide that their component is "good enough" they move on to help other teams. So to say that they would be different groups of engineers is a misguided statement. If the engineers spend time working on complying with GNKSA that's time they're not spending on other bugs. Was, or is Mozilla's 1.0 goal ever to promote software that doesn't cause problems for other people?

"Finally, I think people would be somewhat miffed" - so you agree that GNKSA is going to miff users, but you still want to push it?

Joseph Elwell.