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Full Article Attached 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.


#13 Re: 1.0

by strauss

Sunday August 26th, 2001 12:21 PM

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Release date matters because developers need a reliable release date to do their own planning. Otherwise you get wastes of time and money like pushing for Mozilla support two years early, which happened to me last year. As it is, we spent a lot fixing the bugs of a product which turned out to be completely irrelevant to our business.

In addition, as time goes on, the IE monopoly gains strength. Positive feedback and network effects predominate in market share, and delayed projects have virtually no chance of competing effectively with entrenched products. What's the use of releasing Mozilla 1.0 at the point where IE has 95% market share? It's already all over then. Mozilla becomes a fringe cult browser that no one even bothers to test on.