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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.


#38 Re: clarification

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday October 19th, 2001 10:14 AM

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So what critical features are you missing (besides S/MIME which you can already pull from CVS and build yourself) in Mozilla that you have in 4.x? I migrated from 4.x to Mozilla (browser and mailnews both) and have been using Mozilla exclusively for almost two years now. In the early days is was pretty tough without working search and filters in mail but just about everything else was tollerable. Today I find it a lot more than tollerable with Mozilla kicking the pants off of 4.x with key features that I use hundreds of times a day like custom keywords <http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/keywords.html> , Sidebar (several critical tabs like the mozillazine sidebar, Search, bookmarks, tinderbox, note-it, and talkback lookup sidebar), Chatzilla, Document Inspector, Password Manager, Collected AB, Cookie and Image Managers, and more. I can live without a 4.x feature or two if I get a dozen new and useful ones in return.

The only feature I can think of off the top of my head that I miss is ftp pubulish. Oh, and I miss spellcheck (which I can get by using a commercial vendor release of Mozilla called Netscape 6.x where I can also get IM, plugins and more).

--Asa