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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.


#67 Re: Damage?

by macpeep

Wednesday August 29th, 2001 10:30 AM

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You're being silly. I'm not claiming any of the things you're accusing me of.

I'm not saying that Mozilla is "an unqualified disaster". I'm saying Mozilla is behind the schedules and claims that were being presented two years ago and that MozillaQuest, despite being a joke as a news site, actually has a valid point about the schedules slipping. A lot of progress has been made in the past years and while I was very far from considering Mozilla usable as my first choice browser & email client six months ago, it's now quite close to the point where I'll toss out Netscape 4.7x for email and IE 6.0 for browsing. That's not some kind of "macpeep stamp of approval". I'm just saying that I consider the product (Mozilla) quite close to "very nice" now - something I didn't do six months ago. The quality is way behind in schedule, but in absolute terms, it's starting to get pretty decent.

I'm not saying that a 5-year development effort of all the things Mozilla are is "unrealistic". I'm saying it's behind the schedules that have been suggested, directly or indirectly when the product was launched and subsequently.

I'm not demanding anything - like you claim I am.

Also, I work as a lead programmer (for a quite well respected game company) so don't assume that I don't know the processes of large scale QA work and software development in general. I bet I've read all the books on topic that you have, and then some. To claim that "[macpeep] knows nothing about the software industry" is incorrect, laughable but also insulting.

Don't read into my statements more than I actually write. Don't assume that you know things about me and my opinions that you don't. Don't extrapolate from my posts. And please, think through before you make personal attacks like that again.