MozillaZine Readers Give New Mozilla Website a 7.4

Monday December 29th, 2003

In our previous poll, we asked you to rate the new Mozilla website on a scale of 1 to 10. 3,168 people voted, giving the new site a mean average of 7.4 and a modal score of 8. The variance of the votes was 4.4 and the standard deviation was 2.1. All in all, it looks like you like the new site then.

For our final poll of the year, we want you to pick the most significant event for the Mozilla project of 2003. There's five developments to choose from, including the major Roadmap update unveiled in April, the Firebird naming conflict, the launch of the Mozilla Foundation, the dismantling of Netscape Communications Corporation and the Mozilla Foundation's new end user focus. Pick one, vote and see which event other readers regard as the most significant. Results in the new year.

#13 Re: I would of voted for the roadmap....

by bzbarsky

Tuesday December 30th, 2003 9:38 AM

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Well.... What is this a 2.0 release of? Mozilla? Would that be the app suite? Or what?

It's not a 2.0 release of the rendering engine, that's for sure. It's just a new product like any other, based on the same rendering engine. Should KMeleon be numbered 2.0 just because it's a significantly different browser from the Mozilla suite? Should Camino be numbered 2.0? Should Thunderbird?

Firebird is not the "successor" to the app suite. It's just a separate product. They will both end up existing in parallel, as the roadmap will most likely clearly say once someone actually friggin' updates it (how many weeks ago did we see the "I have the update on my hard drive, I just need to upload it" thing?).

As for the "changeover" time, that was _hoped_ for in 1.5, based on just hope. When a realistic assessment of the work required was done, it became clear that the hope was a baseless one. Then Netscape was closed down, which totally changed the situation (since Netscape would no longer fill the "app suite" market, which is mostly corporate intranets (i.e. places where Mozilla use could actually be enforced from above if we would fit their requirements; nothing like being forced to use a product at work to make you actually try it out)).