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Mozilla: The Browser with Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Wednesday February 19th, 2003

For years, many of Mozilla's detractors have complained that Mozilla is too bloated with useless features. "Mozilla has everything but the kitchen sink," they retort. Well they're wrong because the kitchen sink will soon be coming to a Mozilla browser near you!

Makali writes: "A patch for Bug 122411 got a super-review today meaning that Mozilla (and presumably the next release of Netscape) will now have a kitchen sink. While in good humour and a rather cute touch, this does make me wonder how much time developers spend adding features of dubious value to our favourite browser when it still doesn't correctly support HTML 4.01." Makali offers up bug 915 as an example of a long-standing standards-compliance bug. Please remember that this bug, like all bugs, doesn't need to be spammed with useless comments.


#22 Re: Re: This is endemic...

by bcortez <bcortez98@hotmail.com>

Thursday February 20th, 2003 11:25 AM

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What burns me more is that this thing went through the approval process. It took time from THAT process, which is the same process used for REAL bugfixes. That is what is disconcerting here. I could care less about the thing being developed, since it does not directly detract from the layout development. However, it does affect the overall project since it has stolen Program/Project Manager time away from evaluating more important things. That is the sad part of this story. That program management has allowed this to happen, seems to reveal that they have nothing better to do than to discuss the approval of including silly additions like this to the codebase. I've been in these type of meetings more times than I care to remember, and they are never 5 minute meetings.