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.]
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 11:24 AM
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As a user, the flow of the application should be emphasized for 1.0. Such as the much maligned focus bug, but more in general, being able to go through parts of the application, both browsing and menu items, w/o having to, work around an issue. Rendering isn't that big of a deal at this point. Those are issues that can be worked on w/o the user noticing the difference (as much as say, having to press 'cancel' because 'ok' doesn't work). But now is the time to convince others that this is a usable browser. I don't even care about mail/irc/news, etc, either, though that's certainly my opinion. I should be able to browse at my leisure w/o ever wondering 'why did that not work?' or 'why did I have to do it that way?'
The stability issue is almost gone. I've had one crash since .9.0 came out.
It's time to make others know that Mozilla/Netscape is (still) a force. The features that Moz offers (such as security manager) simply blow IE6 away. While rendering is still an issue, that'll be a mix of bad page coding and browser bugs for some time, but this is finally a browser that can be considered 'better' than its competition.