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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.


#14 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1.0

by macpeep

Sunday August 26th, 2001 12:46 PM

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I think you weren't paying attention to the arguments. I agree that 1.0 should be "ready" rather than "early". But like strauss said, there needs to be a set date or companies and developers planning on using Mozilla won't be able to make plans. If I had decided to do a web pad using Mozilla 3 years ago, with a launch date of 1st of June 2001, I'd be screwed because Mozilla has slipped so badly! If I started making one today, I still couldn't plan the roadmap of my product because I would not know when the essential software for the product would be ready to use. That's unacceptable! Of course, since it's an open source project, nobody can demand anything from anyone.. That's very sad because a lot of potential users (not talking about end users now but "customers" of Mozilla.org, using Mozilla for commercial projects) will have / are having problems because of the inability to make and keep schedules.

"This is no war (although some people liked to call it the "browser war"). We all just should be interested in quality software, not this kind of marketing and marketshare crap."

I could not agree more! It's not about defeating the "opposition". It's about making a great product. I don't care if Mozilla has 0.01% or 100% market share. It's irrelevant. What matters is that it's a good product. The problem is that it's been so many years and it still isn't ready and there still is no known date or even ball park figure about when it will be ready. Nobody will commit to anything or even make guesses.