Update on Tree Plan for 0.9.4
Saturday August 25th, 2001
Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.
by SubtleRebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday August 31st, 2001 3:38 PM
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I do not think your post that I responded to said anything that I really disagree with, but I do not see why people are so worked up about the signifigance of the 1.0 label.
It is just a version number.
I agree that that version numbering is important to many ignorant end-users.
However, I do not see any reason why that should be such a concern right now. I do not see how it is going to hurt Mozilla in any way.
Netscape will continue to build off of Mozilla and their number will not be 1.0; if Netscape 6.x gains marketshare then that helps Mozilla as much, if not more, than if Mozilla 1.0 gains marketshare for itself.
Anyone who is worried about Mozilla's marketing, or lack thereof, need only put out their own version of Mozilla and market it to their hearts content. For example, when Mozilla 1.0 is released, I can take it, add my own little touches, and release "Rebel Browser 2002 XP 7.0" if I want and all the idiots who stay away from 1.0 releases just because they are 1.0 releases will not know the difference. Unlike Netscape, my version of the browser would probably not be very different than Mozilla 1.0 because I really do not care for all the extra baggage.
Mozilla will gain marketshare despite the 1.0 number because other developers will be spreading it under their own monikers and numbers.