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.]
#41 Beware of feature creep
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 9:01 AM
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Feature creep can be one of the deadliest things when pushing for a commercial release. That's not to say that essential features should be shortchanged, but the core product needs to be there before all the bells and whistles. Jabbarzilla is an excellent example of something that's non-essential for a 1.0 release, IMHO.
The things that an end-user will notice most about a product are: 1) user interface considerations 2) stability 3) speed (but only if some operations are noticeably slow)
Non-essential features, memory footprint, etc will be way down the list. And you want something for 1.1 and 2.0, don't you?