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Monday October 22nd, 2001

Many of you are familiar with the Bug Day's that we started a few years ago. Well, with the number of people wanting to help out skyrocketing these last few months, gerv@mozilla.org and others have decided that a bug week was in order. They'll be running it from Saturday October 27th to Sunday November 4th, and they'll have plenty of smart people on hand to help folks learn the bug system, learn how to use the various other web tools, and of course, learn some tips on how to contribute code to the Mozilla effort. Click the Full Article link to get all the details.


#19 Re: Re: Newsforge - Learning from Mozilla's Mistak

by choess <choess@stwing.upenn.edu>

Wednesday October 24th, 2001 8:33 AM

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I think part of the problem is that the logical goals to set seem to be unachievable in the current time frame. For instance, one of the original goals for NS 6.0 was full CSS1, DOM1, HTML4 compliance. After 3.5 years, this turns out to be a lot harder than anyone thought at first. (Seems to be the usual 10-90 problem; 10% of the standard takes 90% of the work). Another obvious goal would be equal-or-better performance to IE, which doesn't look like it will happen without significant changes in architecture and lots of rewrites. Is Tasman better engineered than Gecko, or is it that Gecko is better prepared for extensions into CSS3 and XFlavorOfTheWeek? I don't know. But I think that our inability to achieve goals that looked deceptively simple at the beginning of the project may have a lot to do with this.