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Drivers Update

Friday March 29th, 2002

The mozilla.org Status Reports was updated, and included some information on what drivers@mozilla.org are up to, and what's coming up:

"drivers@mozilla.org approved checkins for over 240 bugs this last week. We've taken a few more big-ticket items and have a couple to go. drivers will be ramping down this next week and actively soliciting fixes that we need to branch and have a Release Candidate 1 sometime (hopefully) late next week. We need to get RC1 out there quickly and get feedback on all the changes we've taken since 0.9.9 and at the same time we need the release to stand up so that users will put enough hours on it to give meaningful feedback. Please help us to get the builds into good shape over this next week with particular attention to recent regressions and topcrash+ bugs."


#59 He has a point, folks

by JoeCool <joel@sysopt.com>

Tuesday April 2nd, 2002 8:40 AM

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What he has done is point out that there is a degree of hypocrisy amongst the mozilla.org \\\"administration.\\\" They (I believe I hear Asa most commonly) have adamantly, time-and-time-again told us that mozilla was just to develop for Netscape (and to a lesser extent, the world), and if you want to use a browser intended for end-user use, use Netscape. That\\\'s why they have no intention of removing the Debug and QA menus and prepare the browser for mass public consumption.

I must say that I almost agree with him. People ARE going to use mozilla 1.0 as the final Heaven-sent browser it is, and they ARE going to judge it in every way even if it wasn\\\'t intended to for true end-user consumption. I would agree that the admins need to pick their route right now. If it really is not for end-users, then this should be a zero fan-fare release (and indeed, perhaps even without a binary). And if it is for end-users, then be do a few more of the little things that users will expect from their browser... because that\\\'s mozilla 1.0 will be: their browser (and mine).

It\\\'s time to put up or shut up. And personally, I\\\'d prefer the latter.