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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.


#6 Re: Re: Mozillaquest

by SmileyBen

Sunday August 26th, 2001 9:36 AM

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You can't count. 1998 - 2002 is 4 years! ;-) ;-)

I really don't see what all this 'this browser is late' crap is about. Fine, it hasn't met the release schedule that (perhaps once Netscape but now just) random people have decided it should have, but that doesn't matter in the slightest. If you mean 'While Netscape have been sitting on their arses, the rest of the browser world have zoomed ahead, leaving Netscape in the dust' then that's simply untrue. Whilst IE4 might be better than Netscape 4, IE6 is near as damnit identical, with a few minor additions (P3P etc.), and yet another interpretation of web standards.

This whole moan about mozilla's lateness would be okay if there weren't already good (though not perfect) products based on it, but there are, and if during this time the rest of the world had moved on. As it is, mozilla when it is 1.0 will achieve parity (and go far beyond in many respects) its leading competitors. When you consider that IE6 will have taken nearly 8 years (is it?) to write, what mozilla.org has achieved in that time is really impressive.

Please explain where I've gone wrong...