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Full Article Attached 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.]


#90 Re: [INSERT TITLE HERE]

by Gerv

Wednesday June 27th, 2001 4:29 PM

You are replying to this message

> zero crashers > zero dataloss > zero bugs in other stuff

If we put these in the 1.0 definition document, we'd never have a 1.0. At some point, we have to say "ship it." As I said in the post, defining that point is hard because it means shipping with bugs we'd like to have fixed. Saying "zero" is merely ducking the hard question.

There is space between the Netscape 6.0 level of "1.0 software" and perfect software for Mozilla to release a 1.0 which is solid and capable. We just need to quantify, if we can, how to know when we've reached that space.

Gerv