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Links Toolbar Landed

Wednesday October 3rd, 2001

Gervase Markham writes: "The Links Toolbar from bug 87428 has finally landed, bringing us ever-closer to full support for HTML 2.0. You'll see it in this morning's builds. The auto-show is still in development over in bug 102832. Good places to try it out are Bugzilla buglists, the W3C, htmlhelp.com and many machine-generated manuals or documents, such as the GNU Make manual."


#111 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cool, but ...

by strauss

Saturday October 6th, 2001 11:18 AM

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I see from the current roadmap that the previous feature freeze has been taken back. <http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap.html> : "The previous roadmap charted Mozilla's path through the release of Netscape 6 and beyond, toward the goal of releasing a Mozilla 1.0 milestone. In that update, I wrote 'Mozilla needs performance, stability, and correctness' and not any particular new feature. I want to make clear here that useful and relevant (defined by the community) extensions are always welcome, provided that they don't have a high opportunity cost in terms of contributors who otherwise could and would have helped hack on 1.0." This retraction of the freeze is very unfortunate for the future of the project.

Netscape people and mozilla.org people (I really don't make the distinction, you're right, because there isn't one -- Mozilla.org exists because Netscape has poured a lot of money into it, and it is accountable to it -- the illusion of the independent nonprofit is a peculiar Netscape delusion that also exists w.r.t. the Open Directory Project) have spent a lot of time dealing with this and the tab feature. That's obvious from reading the bug reports and from looking at the review logs posted earlier. You can deny it all you like, but the fact is obvious from the documentation.

Mozilla has never had a stable release. And at this rate, it never will. Frankly, I can hardly believe I'm having to argue basic issues like the need for a feature freeze during beta.