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.]
#38 Platform integration
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 8:11 AM
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This is really part of "usability", but it's a part that's readily specifiable. Basically, when installed on platform Z, Mozilla 1.0 should (1) install the way most things install on Z; (2) launch the way most things launch on Z, and (3) be controlled the way most things are controlled on Z.
Examples (all from Unix, where I use Mozilla): instructions insist that each user must have his own copy, vs. all other software is shared; mozilla ignores -geometry unlike every other X Window application; mozilla ignores /etc/mailcap and ~/.mailcap unlike every other multimedia application (this is being worked on, hurray!).