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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.


#6 Re: AutoScroll

by whiprush <jorge@whiprush.org>

Wednesday October 17th, 2001 2:06 AM

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ugh, I must disagree here .... the middle mouse button is for opening a new window, this is the Way it Should Be (tm), you scroll with the wheel, IMNSHO.

Features like this are gimmicky, use bookmarklets for that kind of stuff. Correctness, performance, and footprint bugs should come first. Though I think its cool that things like tabs and the link toolbar are still being accepted, as long as a core group of guys keep banging away at major bugs, mozilla will be fine.

As far as 1.0 goes. This last milestone is my "1.0". I'm pretty happy with it, except for some weird form behavior, Mozilla has met _my_ criteria for 1.0, so as far as I am concerned, the 1.0 number doesn't mean anything to me, its more of a psychological milestone and getting the CNETs and TechTVs of the world to take Mozilla seriously, because it is now 1.0, all of a sudden its ready for the world. Never mind that many other software companies would have called the code quality of .9.2 or even worse .6 (Netscape) commercial quality. Because its not 1.0, its not considered good enough to consider for review, or to recommend to friends, or to use on a daily basis. The sooner Mozilla gets the 1.0 milestone out of the way, the better - developers can then continue to do what they do best. Code.

.9.5 can easily meet the criteria of a 1.0 (certainly better than an MS 1.0), IMO ... lets just name something 1.0 to get the dumb Mozillaquest guy and betanews guys and all the other critics to shut up and let mozilla to continue on in peace. Who cares what its called, just do it to get people to leave you alone.

I don't know why most people are clamoring for a 1.0 release anyway, we all know that regular mozillazine readers will just get the next nightly build that comes out anyway. :)