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Ars Technica Review of Mozilla 1.0

Wednesday July 31st, 2002

No fewer than six people wrote in to tell us about Ars Technica's in-depth review of Mozilla 1.0. As well as rating the Windows version of Mozilla, the article also examines the success of the Mozilla project as a whole. When looking at the product, Gecko was highly praised but Navigator and Mail & Newsgroups came in for criticism. However, the review is much more positive about the Mozilla project, declaring it as "nothing less than a resounding success."


#8 they gave away the jewels of their crown

by thegoldenear

Thursday August 1st, 2002 5:35 AM

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"Why don't Netscape have some kind of Bugzilla ? Are they afraid of meeting the user ? ...they should be more service minded as a company"

afraid of the end user!? they went further than any such company had then done by giving us the source code to their browser suite. we have mozilla.org because of what Netscape gave away, how far are you expecting them to go? they are after-all a capitalist software organisation. we have Bugzilla, and of-course Netscape have their Bugzilla, called Bugscape, which isn't publically available, but many issues are reported either in both or just in Bugzilla - they need somewhere non-public to keep track of proprietary issues like when dealing with other organisations who don't want their secrets public - this is how capitalist software development works and Netscape appear to have just kept the minimum of the required and made the rest public

search Bugzilla for 'go go speed racer' if you want some idea of what Netscape specifically are working on