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.

#23 Re: Re: Re: This is endemic...

by bzbarsky

Thursday February 20th, 2003 11:33 AM

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The review process for that patch took less than 5 minutes all told.

> That program management has allowed this to happen

There is no program management. Each module (necko in this case) is an autocracy (sometimes of 2-3 people, but darin is sole autocrat in necko). What he decides goes. What he does not decide, does not go. That's it.

So you're laboring under a misconception of how decisions get made in the Mozilla project.