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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.


#34 Re: Re: I am starting to understand Tanyel

by MvD

Wednesday January 14th, 2004 6:49 AM

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>Maybe, rather, it's that bugs are getting fixed that you...

OK, Maybe I was a bit harsh about that one, but I really can't understand why they can't sort out the linux profile bug out of the box....

>These are both pretty advanced features...

No can't agree with you on that. Especially about the master account thing for POP. I wanted to convert my mother to thunderbird, but as soon as she saw my 3 POP accounts, she said NO! (although she does use firebird).

>Which almost no one seems to care about...

LOL, now thats just plain wrong! Just check out the Mozillazine forums... Most people who use tabs would appreciate single window mode! This is just absurd....

>What about changes to Gecko that are neither?

Agreed, I sort of forgot to mention that....

>Is the goal to lead in market share or write a good browser?

Both, the goal (as I see it) is to write a browser that can easily capture market share (in other words its easy to use), but at the same people can make it as powerful (or 'as good') as they want it to be (with the help of extenstions).