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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.


#74 good question

by dipa

Tuesday October 23rd, 2001 12:54 AM

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This feature parity is needed for the unavoidable comparisons with NS4x. This is particularly the case with Linux users. I agree that features must be prioritised but, if you dig in the whole 482 4xp bugs list, you will find actually the missing features are many times less. The feature list I posted above has 9 entries for Messenger and 3 entries for Browser. I left out some features I considered trivial or don't interest me, so on total there might be no more than 15-20 missing features. Not an impossible task for the next 4-5 milestones I think. Of course, I am aware of the huge work needed for bug fixing, performance, standards compliance, documentation, embedding etc. Prioritisation is not my task, I 'm just a simple tester (not even a perfect one) :-)

Let's hope that, at least, essential things like context menu in mail composing windows will be implemented in 1.0 release.