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Tree Branches for Mozilla 1.3

Saturday February 22nd, 2003

Yesterday, the tree was branched in preparation for the final release of Mozilla 1.3. Checkins to the 1.3 branch are being tightly controlled by drivers@mozilla.org. Meanwhile, the trunk has been reopened for 1.4 Alpha development. See the Roadmap for more details and tinderbox for the current status of the 1.3 branch and the trunk. A list of bugs blocking the 1.3 release is also available.


#8 Rant

by Jens

Saturday February 22nd, 2003 5:23 PM

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I am really sad to see this bug. There are artists out there, real artists (and not people who know how to apply filters in Photoshop or PSP), who would happily donate some really cool artwork for Mozilla. With the attitude expressed in that bug Mozilla will never make it on the desktops of ordinary people. No matter what some moz developer may feel, mozilla is definitely a end user product. It's hard enough getting people to use an browser other than the one included with the OS, but then you have developers actively torpedoing any effort to make a good first impression or clean up some of the UI it becomes impossible. The old splash screen was terrible, this new one is just atrocious.

Mozillazine should arrange a splash screen contest. I mean look at the Gimp, they have amazing new splash screens for every little release, how cool is that. I'm sure Tigert or someone could make an kick-ass free as in speech splash and not one of these filter monkey creations. I'd arrange the contest myself, create the necessary web pages etc. (I do web design for a living) if I believed for one second that the splash screen would be included in Mozilla.

Sorry for the rant... I feel better now ;)