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.

#22 Re: I am starting to understand Tanyel

by mlefevre

Tuesday January 13th, 2004 3:39 AM

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

That's just an issue of naming - if you want to think of Mozilla 1.6 as "Mozilla 1.4 service pack 2", that's fine. The amount of work that has been done on the Seamonkey front end since 1.4 isn't significant - a few tweaks to tabbed browsing and some bugfixes. All the significant change is in the back-end, which applies to Firebird as well.

Everyone seems to think there's a lot of work happening which could be stopped and the resources diverted to fix something else - that's really not the case. It's just that resources are limited, and not everything can be fixed at the same time.