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.
#122 Re: Re: Re: Promises?
Tuesday September 4th, 2001 8:08 AM
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I'm not under any such illusions, and I hope the Mozilla project has a long and successful life. However, my expectation (and those of many others, I think), was that compliance with HTML4, CSS1, and DOM0/1 was part of the requirements definition for the Mozilla 1.0 release, and I would prefer to delay declaring that milestone until compliance with those standards has been completed, even if it means going through 0.9.42 in the interim. For the post 1.0 releases, we could then focus on polishing CSS2, DOM2, SVG, XSLT, and other newer standards.
Regarding the standards being a moving target...they shouldn't be. Much emphasis has been placed on the fact that these are mature specifications, and that it is well past time to adhere to them. Sure, there may be some cases where something in (e.g.) CSS2 contradicts CSS1, and those might lead to WONTFIX bugs when we do it the CSS2 way. But other than those, I think Moz should really focus on getting these last few bugs cleared up before declaring 1.0. Otherwise, I fear that the tree will reopen to major new features, and the temptation will grow to "just put those last bits of standard support off for next release" again and again. We're close. Closer than any other browser to date. Let's keep the pressure on to get these last few kinks out.