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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.


#4 Re: Silly

by michaelg <mike@vee.net>

Wednesday February 19th, 2003 8:21 PM

You are replying to this message

"So this is minor but if this actually gets aproved, it will indicate that the core developers do not have a philosophy of "lean and clean"."

Err, no, it will indicate that the people to contribute to Mozilla are human, not rouge instances of MozBot gone wild.

This easter egg is nothing like Excel's built-in game. The code bloat is negligible (< 10 lines), as is the performance impact, as is the loss of development time. If you don't like it, download the source, remove the sink, and be done with it, but don't try spoil the fun of developers and users everywhere else.

I guess you don't like the splash-screen either?

/mike