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.

#8 Re: Mozilla *is* a de facto distribution ...

by bzbarsky

Tuesday February 25th, 2003 12:36 AM

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> an "unsupported, as is" end user distro

Is an oxymoron. "end user" implies "support", period. Even if it's just simple things like "fonts don't look right".

We get a number of bug reports like that, and right now they're Mozilla's fault maybe 50% of the time. I'd expect the number of such "bug reports" to increase if we were to aggressively market Mozilla as a distribution.

Which is the other part of this. It does not matter what it's called; what matters is the attitude. If Mozilla is a distribution, the attitude has to change majorly; and as has been pointed out the immediate result would be a decrease in the time spent doing bug triage (more so than fixing bugs, since hopefully anyone actually doing development would just ignore the sudden influx of useless bug reports).