Mozilla 0.9.2 Released
Friday June 29th, 2001
mozilla.org released milestone 0.9.2 today, which many at mozillaZine believe to be the best candidate for a 1.0 release yet, from an end user point of view. New items since 0.9.1 include 25 more top crash bugs fixed (as measured by Talkback) along with a new context sensitive help system, a new view source window, and a new preloader for windows called 'Turbo'.
Following 0.9.2 are two releases, 0.9.2.1, which will be taken from Netscape's branch after they complete their release from it, and 0.9.3 which will be taken from a branch off the trunk, and will not be under the same drivers checkin control, as previously reported.
#166 Re: Obsessions
Friday July 6th, 2001 8:11 AM
You are replying to this message
"I don't understand this obsession with "market-share" and "IE compatibility." The marketplace is huge!"
Have you not seen what IE's been doing with it's 85% market share? They can control the future of the Web, determining which features get included or excluded and which technologies get adopted. They already tried to do that with Smart Tags. They do it all the time with CSS "enhancements". If someone else can't get enough market share (I would propose that 33% is a reasonable start), IE will become the de facto standard (not HTML or CSS or DOM, but IE) and Mozilla and other browsers will have no choice but to support IE. All sites will be written for IE, and anything that doesn't comply will be seen as useless.
1% of a hell-of-a-lot is a hell-of-a-lot. 99% of a hell-of-a-lot is a hell-of-a-lot-more. Try getting a job in a design firm and explaining to your boss why you should spend the extra time and money to support Mozilla when 99% of your customers use IE. It costs a lot less to convert 1% of the people to IE than it does to convert 100% of your code to Mozilla/IE compatibility (hypothetically speaking; if IE were to become that dominant, you'd presumably see a shift in that browser away from standards compliance).