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.]
#241 Re: Re: Re: Cut the bull or put the bull in?
Tuesday July 3rd, 2001 10:53 PM
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"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." "
But users are *not* supposed to post messages with empty subjects on USENET. It's bad netiquette. Which is the whole point.
"The GNKSA is very much about restricting what the user is allowed to do. Such as posting with bogus information."
The GNKSA is about preventing users from doing things that piss off large portions of USENET or make it difficult for others to use. Those are things that users *should not do*.
" "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."
Right, but all that means is that "Mozilla didn't promise it beforehand" isn't sufficient reason for or against implementing something, which does no damage at all to my position (which was *never* "Mozilla didn't promise the GNKSA, so we should go for it"), but debunks your argument that "Mozilla didn't promise the GNKSA, so it shouldn't try".
"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."
That has no bearing on what the requirements for Mozilla-project Mozilla 1.0 should be.
"Mozilla.org clearly means this new mozilla 1.0 to mean more than just another number on the horizon."
All the more reason for the newsreader component to behave the way a newsreader should.