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Mozilla Branches for 0.9.8

Wednesday January 23rd, 2002

mozilla.org today branched for Mozilla Milestone 0.9.8, as well as opened the tree for 0.9.9 checkins. Look for branch builds to start sometime later this week, as early as tomorrow. (While a certain site believes that without builds, you can't have a branch, that is not true.) Pre-0.9.9 trunk builds will start tomorrow, or possibly tonight. See our earlier story for what's new in 0.9.8.


#63 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by macpeep

Tuesday January 29th, 2002 12:33 AM

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"As far as Strauss' comments go: his post was not written with the aim of objectively expressing his difficulties with the site. It was a subjective post, and while explaining that the site did not work, also implied that the site was not worth using (i.e. was *unusable*). "

He said it was unusable FOR HIM. And not worth using FOR HIM. Did you read what kind of problems he has / had with it? I frequent this site too and right after the redesign, the site was damn near unusable for me too. Strauss said that with this amount of problems, it's not worth his time (you know, work, wife, kids, dog, life.. all that).

"yet I fail to see how anyone could find great fault with the people who run Mozillazine, since it a site run voluntarily, without commercial support, and with limited resources."

Putting a site that was BADLY broken for 80% or more of all web browsers used on the Internet hurted a lot of readers and made it impossible for them to use their site. It had nothing to do with resources. It was bad planning, *TESTING* and implementation of the site update. It has nothing to do with Kerz having a girlfriend, not being paid to run MozillaZine etc. It's still bad planning, bad testing and bad implementation. Now it's fixed, and that's great. But at the time it happened, it was really awful and the amount of negative feedback from it shows it (check the other threads).

"implying that he would never come back to Mozillazine because of a temporary problem was short-sighted at best, and incendiary and embodied non-constructive critcism, when looked at in the worst possible light."

Where does Strauss imply that he will *NEVER* come back?