Demise of Netscape Voted Most Significant Mozilla Event of 2003

Sunday January 11th, 2004

Last month, we asked you what you thought was the most significant event for the Mozilla project in 2003. The top choice was the demise of Netscape, which received 35% of the 1,947 votes cast. The launch of the Mozilla Foundation came second, with 29%, followed by the new end user focus (16%) and the new Roadmap (12%). The Firebird naming conflict finished in last place, with only 4% of voters considering it to be the most important event of last year.

For our first poll of 2004, we've picked five of the most popular Mozilla development books and want you to tell us which you think is the best. Choose from the Netscape Mozilla Source Code Guide, Essential XUL Programming, Creating Applications with Mozilla, Creating XPCOM Components or Rapid Application Development with Mozilla and watch the results to see which Mozilla book other readers favour.

#20 I am starting to understand Tanyel

by MvD

Tuesday January 13th, 2004 1:28 AM

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I don't see a lot of the bugs detting fixed. The dumb profile bug isn't fixed out of the box. Thunderbird still has no option to have one single master account and no advanced anti-SPAM features (reading headers only, SPAM filters for headers, DNS blacklists etc) . I am not even talking about lack of things like a true singlewindow mode (using TBE slows my FB too much and its buggy). And shouldn't the extenstions be created by the devs, not only hackers. Read my first post in the forum link I posted - there are loads of things that Mozilla could improve on.

>You seem to be under the misapprehension that a new suite release means there were changes to the front-end code. Typically, there were not (much). But the new suite release DOES have a newer Gecko.

I suppose we could stop development on Gecko too; it's not like the birds need it.

My First Post: "(bug fixes and security updates are fine, but there should be no more new releases - maybe only SP packs or something like that)"

>I only use Mozilla (suite). I don't see why that you would like that it stops developing Mozilla (suite). Stop thinking that all people uses Mozilla Firebird. ;)

Because we will never capture a large enough market share if we concentrate on the suite. And it seems to me that the only way to this is stop developement on the suite - the devs seemed to be too tied to it.