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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.


#31 Re: RE: Do it yourself..."

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday February 20th, 2003 5:35 PM

You are replying to this message

"The 10 minutes spent making this decision could have been used to decide on the fix for a real, documented, and fixed bug. There ARE bugs that sit, languishing in the fixed state too y'know. In my professional opinion, devoting 10 minutes to those bugs is more important."

Point me to a networking bug with a patch ready to go that Darin (the Networking module owner) could spend the same ammount of time reviewing (probably about 3 minutes, maybe less) which would be of more have made Mozilla a better product. (and make sure that bug you point me to has an actual completed patch, ready for review and with a review request pending).

--Asa