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.
#5 Re: good - POOL!!
Wednesday October 17th, 2001 1:54 AM
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I agree about the need for 1.0. That topic has been discussed a lot lately so I won't get more into that though. I'll just say that reading the 1.0 document made me happy and hopeful. A few bad usability issues remain, such as bookmark management being *way* too slow to use with anything more than 5 bookmarks. A few bad polishing issues remain, such as the status bar showing wrong messages in at least Mail & News half of the time or focus borders not being consistent with the actual size of the widget (check out the mail & news thread pane when you open mail & news for the first time - without resizing the window and with only a few/no emails in the inbox folder). But.. in general, things are starting to finally look up and I think 1.0 can't be very far now.
So... that brings us to another issue here. How about a pool about when 1.0 will be released? Maybe one already exists? I propose as rules that the one who is closest wins the pot. I also propose that the prize should be small enough that we can allow anyone to enter - even Mozilla people with powers to heavily influence the release date. Does anyone have any good ideas regarding possible stakes / prizes?
Here's my bet for the 1.0 release date: 14th of April 2002.
ob. MQ joke: "Mozilla 1.0 released, behind schedule and buggier than ever!"