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.
#30 Re: I think what he means is...
Monday August 27th, 2001 8:48 AM
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It's not just that the APIs get frozen, or that the bugs settle into a stable configuration, although both of those are important -- hitting a moving target is much more expensive than hitting a stable one.
It's also a matter of priority scheduling. Engineering effort is a zero-sum game. Anything that gets worked on at a particular time is something else that doesn't get worked on then. Supporting Mozilla two years early meant wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars (salary plus overhead) on something that was irrelevant to the business when we could have been doing something that paid for itself.