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.]
#95 To Make It Acceptable
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 4:37 PM
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If the goal is to make the browser popular with non-Mozilla users, I think the best thing to do is show it to people who are not Mozilla developers or flu... fanatics, and ask them what they think.
Every Mozilla developer and fanatic is already using Mozilla. Their approval is not going to make the browser any more popular than it is. If the goal is to spread the browser then it must appeal to people who are not already using it and probably not going to compliment it unconditionally.
Take the browser to anybody who will listen, and ask for an opinion. Do not assume Mozilla websites, newsgroups, and employees know what the world wants. If they did then the rest of the world would have downloaded Mozilla.
Do not attack anybody who tries to tell you what is wrong with the browser. Stop typing, "It's not a browser!" with many additional exclamation marks. Stop telling people a certain version will be magic and then saying, "Wait for the next version," when that version arrives in a disappointing fashion. Stop expecting people to use Mozilla to build software. Nobody wants to add 64 megabytes to her memory requirement before she starts programming.