Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Wednesday 19th February 2003

Monday February 24th, 2003

The minutes of the staff meeting of Wednesday 19th February 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include the 1.3 release, plans for 1.4 and 1.5, the Chimera/Camino 0.7 release, having host another tinderbox rewrite and additional developer tools, a research request for Talkback data and the splash screen.

#5 Mozilla *is* a de facto distribution ...

by johann_p

Monday February 24th, 2003 11:46 PM

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there is no question about that. Mozilla is obviously being used by more people than Netscape 7.x in some parts of the world, people who not only can do without Netscape's (or other distributor's) "support", but also feel they get more support through the Mozilla community. Several web server logs I have seen show more accesses from various Mozilla versions than Netscape 7.x, let alone other official distributions.

The question is, whether core Mozilla developers will accept that fact, or whether they want to "drive away" end users from using Mozilla. Mozilla is becoming better all the time, new releases with wonderful features make the press every couple of months. This is not the case with most official releases. I really do not see why Mozilla should not be regarded as an "unsupported, as is" end user distro instead of officially being just something for repackagers and distributors. I do not think it would mean much change to the development process really.