Update on 0.9.4
Friday September 7th, 2001
We asked Asa for a quick status on 0.9.4's status, which was for release this weekend, and here's what he had to say:
#68 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Poll
Monday September 10th, 2001 11:23 AM
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Your english is fine to me.. but then again, english is my third language (after swedish and finnish) so who knows. :)
My comments are more negative than positive because I feel that the quality & schedule of the product so far doesn't warrant much better feedback. I'm a software engineer myself and I've had my share of both positive and negative public feedback. There's a difference between pointing out issues and straight out dissing people. I feel that I've only ever talked about Mozilla - not the developers. I also feel that I've always talked about specific issues, or at least provided arguments for my negative opinions, instead of attacking people. On the other hand, I've seen a couple of direct "shut up macpeep"-type of comments, which is a pretty naive way of dealing with criticism.
People seem to extrapolate too much from my comments. If I say that the Mozilla UI is in a pretty sad shape quality wise, then it doesn't mean that I also think that all Mozilla engineers suck, Microsoft rules and that Mike Angelo is my hero. I've seen the same extrapolating tendencies in many comments to strauss' posts..