Shock as MozillaZine Readers Turn to Slashdot for Accurate Information

Thursday October 31st, 2002

For our last poll, we asked you where else you go to get Mozilla news. 848 of you answered with Slashdot getting 30% of the vote, almost twice as much as its nearest rival, MozillaNews, with 17%. The third-placed 'None of the above' option was favoured by 16% of you, which frankly tells us very little. FUD specialist MozillaQuest came in fifth with 8% of the vote, which concerns us slightly. 5% of you rely on mainstream tech news sites such as CNET's or eWeek while 4% of you prefer the weblog style of Blogzilla. Newcomers Planet Mozilla and MozFan didn't do so well with 1% and 0% of the vote respectively. NewsForge, with 1%, also did surprisingly badly, especially considering the amount of news we steal from them. Finally, 14% of you just go wherever telnet to port 80 will take you.

For our next poll, we'd like to know what your favourite Phoenix theme is. The options are taken from the lists at the mozdev Themes project and David Tenser's Phoenix Help so don't blame us if your favourite theme isn't listed. Go and vote now or just sit on the fence and watch the latest results.

#5 Re: I don't use Phoenix

by jonasj

Thursday October 31st, 2002 4:19 PM

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"But I also don't understand Mozillazine's adoration of the project to the exclusion of all other similar projects"

Phoenix is backed by; besides Chimera, none of the other projects you mentioned are.

"and to some extent to the exclusion of Mozilla itself."

Phoenix is where most of the interesting front end development is happening. And why should Mozillazine necessarily favor Seamonkey ('s current flagship browser-mailnews-composer suite) over other Mozilla projects?

"Personally, I like the attitude of the Mozilla developers more than the Phoenix guys"

The problem is that it's very hard to get UI patches reviewed and super-reviewed since the reviewers (understandibly, IMHO) are often more interested in hacking on C++ code than how the interface looks. The Phoenix way gets things done much faster and is far less bureaucratic.

"and I like the Mozilla product better too."

Well, Phoenix is still alpha. Much will happen still.

"Sure the custom interface thing is nice, but not at the cost of all the other flexibility that has been lost"

Phoenix isn't less flexible than Seamonkey; on the contrary. With Phoenix' extension management, you can (maybe not yet, but eventually) customize any detail of the browser's behavior you want by install various add-ons.

"Anyway, switching is moot as I can not live without mail."

Thunderbird 0.1: Coming soon to a theatre near you. <http://www.mozillazine.or…=11&i=1282&t=1282>