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New Tab Browser in Nightly Builds

Thursday September 27th, 2001

Doron Rosenberg writes: "New nightlies now have a tabbed browsing feature! Hit ctrl-t to open new tabs. His Hyattness recently checked it in, and has fixed most of the bugs over the past few days. Please file any bugs to the XPToolkit component.

Also, Dan Parent from OEone noticed that typing chrome://messenger/content/messenger.xul in a tab loads mailnews into the tab! Same with Chatzilla (chrome://chatzilla/content/chatzilla.xul )."


#33 Re: have I ever developed or released anything...

by rickst29 <rickstockton@acer-access.com>

Friday September 28th, 2001 11:52 PM

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Nick, I've been a T&I Mgr with *total veto power* to determination of which patch level of my company's main product is adequate to release as an official new version. This product generates several $M of revenue per year.

The 'DELIGHT' which I expressed is another vote that this is a 'killer feature'. If the next milestone doesn't support it (directly or via MULTIZILLA), I will stay with my old nightly build until we all have the sense to recognize a 'killer feature'. In my experience, when beta testers *REFUSE* to upgrade to the GA product because features they really want have been stripped out, it's an extremely bad situation for everyone.

I also note that the general opinion of the Developers seems to be that this doesn't appear (at this time) to have a high risk of introducing significant instabilities.

In over 20 years with several firms you would recognize as world leaders, I have *never* been involved in a software project where the Product Requirements and Design Specifications weren't being changed within the last two months of the release cycle. (Yes, I've done development too.) I'm willing to place a small bet that Mozilla won't be ready to release as a 1.0 version in November. Thus, I feel that it's way too early to declare an *iron-clad* feature freeze. The importance and risk of the proposed feature needs to be considered. In this case, I feel that the importance is extremely high, and the risk is quite low. I hope I explained my thinking a little better with this post.

With friendly respect, Rick