Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Monday 8th September 2003

Friday September 12th, 2003

The minutes of the staff meeting of Monday 8th September 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.5 final, Mozilla 1.4.1, server migrations and other decisions.

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by Racer

Friday September 12th, 2003 9:28 AM

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Shooting yourself in the foot, even if its for the greater good, tends to keep people away from you in the short term. I'd guess that people are either confused as to which one to get or weary of trying new things when Mozilla 1.4 is officially "stable" and both Moz 1.5 and Firebird are not.

IMO, the move to Firebird requires a trustworthy Thunderbird build as well, since together, they would replace the most important parts of the Mozilla suite. However, I hope I am surprised by a 1.0 "stable" Firebird release within the next month and a Thunderbird 1.0 within a month after that.

Currently, I don't feel safe recommending Firebird to new users due to its constant beta status. I don't want to risk accidentally alienating a new user from Gecko simply because of some bug in Firebird that problably doesn't manifest itself as badly in the stable 1.4x branch. Unless I'm hallucinating, others feel similarly as well.