Mozilla Still Good After 32 Days
Saturday July 27th, 2002
Timothy Dyck began using Mozilla about a month ago and he hasn't looked back since. In an opinion piece, the eWEEK journalist describes his favourite features and outlines some improvements he'd like to see in future versions.
#10 Re: Re: What does mozilla.org think of this?
Sunday July 28th, 2002 7:52 AM
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I agree that you have to put a limit on how much you meddle with the end-user, but how do the developers stop themselves from only listening to the opinions of other developers instead of actually hearing what the user wants?
Another question: mozilla.org tries to make the browser suite better, okay, but better for who? If it's for everyone, you need to get the opinion from everyone. Why isn't there an opt-in list of users who get sent emails pointing to themes to try accompanied by questionnaires to answer regarding those themes (fully automated ofcourse), so all those "shall we go with A or with B?" UI questions finally get a conclusive answer?
The thing I would however like mozilla.org to do first however is to realise that they ARE making the end-product, whether they like it or not. Look at netscape, look at beonex. Are those radically different from mozilla? No, not at all. Mozilla.org has the responsability for making a good end-user product, because, frankly, nobody else is.