Progress and Future of Mozilla the Application Suite
Thursday February 6th, 2003
The latest mozilla.org Status Update is all about the progress and future of the Mozilla application suite. Featuring a summary of the improvements since Mozilla 1.0, the update also details the planned work that will be completed over the next few months and outlines some possibilities for the future.
#37 You just don't get it - there was no diversion
Friday February 7th, 2003 7:23 PM
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pbreit : ". . . . has caused a major diversion of energy and resources away from the browser. . . ."
There has not been any diversion of energy and resources.
Your statement presumes that if Mozilla had never included the mail client then there would have been more "energy and resources" working on the browser, but there is no reason to believe that.
In the beginning there were X developers working on the browser and Y developers working on Mail/News. If Mozilla had dropped Mail/News then Mozilla would have likely dropped approxiamately Y developers.
Even if a few of the Mail/News developers had stuck on to work on the browser, there is no reason to think that progress on the browser would have been any faster. As it is now, some people seem to think that the browser development was hampered because there were too many people involved in the browser development. Perhaps, Mozilla would have progressed faster if more developers had been working on the Mail/news client instead of the browser, eh?