Tree Closes for Mozilla 1.0
Wednesday March 27th, 2002
The tree just closed in preparation for Mozilla 1.0, and so far, it's looking promising. What does the tree close mean? This time around, as drivers have been in control of the tree for the entire milestone, the actual process won't change, but drivers approval will begin to get harder and harder to get for a checkin. As we approach 1.0, we'll keep you up to date on current status and other interesting news.
#73 Mozilla is an end user product
Friday March 29th, 2002 8:02 AM
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Whether or not Mozilla.org produces builds for consumption by end users, it is quite obvious that Mozilla is an end user product. The fact that Mozilla 1.0 is intended to be the basis for end user products with little change other than branding and bundling makes this clear. It makes no sense if Mozilla.org is not an end user product and mozilla.org customers are going to have to rewrite major parts of it to be end user acceptable. That would waste everyone's time and energy.
I believe that Mozilla.org is deluded about what they are producing. When users complain about obvious and serious usability issues in the browser, they are told it's not an end user product; go get Netscape. But since Netscape is based on Mozilla, it has the exact same end user problems. And even if Netscape (or other distributor) wanted to fix problems, maintaining a fork of Mozilla code is practically impossible because of the time and cost required to stay in sync on the important bugfixes. What would be the point of complaining to Netscape when it's clear the problems lie with Mozilla? This is absurdity.