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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.]


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

by jelwell

Tuesday July 3rd, 2001 3:19 PM

You are replying to this message

"Give me one good example of the GNKSA preventing someone from doing something they should be able to do." Here's one: "11) Provide a user-specified "Subject: " header When creating a new article, the software MUST require the user to provide a non-empty Subject."

The GNKSA is very much about restricting what the user is allowed to do. Such as posting with bogus information.

"No, if Mozilla didn't promise to support something, that doesn't mean that it isn't a good idea." Very right. And the inverse is true also. If Mozilla didn't promise to support something, that doesn't mean that it is a good idea.

"You forget that this is just a matter of numbering." If it were just a matter of numbering then we wouldn't be seeing two mozilla 1.0's released to the world in a matter of 10 years. Don't forget that Mozilla 1.0 was released by Netscape some years ago. Mozilla.org clearly means this new mozilla 1.0 to mean more than just another number on the horizon. If it were only meant to be a number to users and mozilla.org, then why have it at all? Why not just release 0.9.x.x.x.x releases forever? That way mozilla.org doesn't ever have to fulfill it's promises.

Joseph Elwell.