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.]
#89 Re: End-user experience might be important
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 4:28 PM
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I think you underestimate the takeup of Mozilla.
Taking linux as the best example, the distrubutors are already (not surprisingly) favoring Mozilla over Netscape for two reasons. 1) Its meant to be totally, 100% open source 2) There is normally a newer release with bugfixes that aren't in the latest Netscape release.
Secondly, many browsers based on Mozilla will take its UI as the start point, and only change a small number of things. In the case of Netscape, any changes which are not made to Mozilla will have to be made on the Netscape branch, which is wasting development resources, and any changes not in Netscape will not be in Mozilla. (does that made sense?)