Mozilla 1.0 Definition
Tuesday October 16th, 2001
Brendan Eich, mozilla.org's Technical Bigshot, today posted what mozilla.org believes are the criteria to release a 1.0 milestone. The posting outlines exactly what Mozilla 1.0 is (and isn't), how mozilla.org plans to get there, and what the timeline to get to 1.0 is. Also, it explains why a 1.0 release is needed, and why it's not just another milestone.
#15 feature freeze
Thursday October 18th, 2001 11:51 AM
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"we're not looking for new features; we want stability, performance, best-available standards compliance, tolerably few bugs, and good APIs. Features cost us time directly (opportunity costs born by those implementing the features, who likely could instead help fix 1.0 bugs) and indirectly (collateral costs on code reviewers, expert consultants, and other helpers)."
Sounds awfully familiar. I wonder if the people who thought this argument was idiotic when it was expressed at length here will now begin to direct their flames at Brendan Eich? Why do I suspect they will not?