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#49 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Testing process
Tuesday December 18th, 2001 9:22 PM
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Complex open source projects that have been successful (GCC, Linux kernel, perl, etc.) have started from a small stable initial version worked on by a very small number of people, and then expanded over multiple revision cycles, under the control of a small group of checkin czars. Mozilla doesn't follow this model. There has never been a succesful open source project that started out huge and unstable before its 1.0 release and it's anything but clear that it's a viable development model. At this point, it's running years behind schedule and is still extremely unstable. Generally speaking, rewriting the rules depends on success.