MozillaZine

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.


#81 Re: I couldnt agree more

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Friday October 26th, 2001 2:41 PM

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Weird, I know I typed up a reply here a couple days ago, but it is not here.

Anyway, although I too would like to see that bug addressed, it is rather annoying to hear someone say "although I am not a programmer, it cannot be that complicated" and that statement alone would discourage me from doing what you want done. Even if a programmer does not find that comment offensive, saying that it is easy will not help much because many programmers would rather work on something challenging than something simple.

Since you are wanting someone to volunteer their time to fix a bug, perhaps you could offer some kind of reward for whoever fixes it? Programmers who are enjoying working on themes, download managers, and pacman games are going to need some kind of incentive to refocus their attention on a bug that they have no personal interest in. Programmers will often take on uninteresting tasks in exchange for money, food, or alcohol -- especially if it is indeed something easy. If you really can not live without having this bug fixed and you can not fix it yourself then offerring some kind of compensation would be a good way to help get someone to give your bug some attention.