Mozilla 1.0 Definition

Tuesday October 16th, 2001

Brendan Eich,'s Technical Bigshot, today posted what believes are the criteria to release a 1.0 milestone. The posting outlines exactly what Mozilla 1.0 is (and isn't), how 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.

#46 Re: Re: feature freeze

by macpeep

Saturday October 20th, 2001 2:46 AM

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So basically you're confirming what I've been observing here all along: FACTS don't matter. You can say something that is completely correct but if you're considered "an idiot" - for whatever reason - that automatically makes your FACTS wrong in this forum.

strauss has laid out - in length and several times in "logical and organized documents" (well, posts) - the reasons why 1.0 is important and why it's important to have a schedule for it. He has talked about the need for stable API's. He has talked about how adding new features, no matter how cool, are high risk and hurt the project. He has laid out the resons for this in great detail, only to be flamed about it. The flaming has happened earlier and it happened again now by SubtleRebel.

A lot of people on this forum have some serious issues about handling criticism. The minute they see something negative written about Mozilla, they go into defence mode and attack the writer - not the points. They don't even take time to think about if the points could possibly be true or not.

strauss is obviously very competent in software development process issues. I think people should pay more attention to what he says rather than flame him because he brings up issues which are embarrasing, annoying and frustrating for the Mozilla project.