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.

#35 *Birds mis-advocates

by modok

Wednesday January 14th, 2004 10:40 AM

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If you look at the seamonkey CVS check-ins, most of the commits appear to be core infrastrucure common to the suite and the birds. deComtamination, CSS fixes, reflow changes, DOM fixes, XUL fixes, etc... get applied to the birds by default. You make it sound like most of these guys should drop this and start working on the birds? The whole point of the birds seems to imply a reduction in the number of devs commiting to an area of code (well at least stronger ownership over controlling who commits).

I am not sure what the drop-suite-move-to-birds advocates really want the developers to do? Immediately drop seamonkey and force everyone to download the birds? Update the roadmap in some way to politicize the birds better? The suite exists and is still popular. It also has more features than their bird counterparts. Until those features are easy to install extensions or added to the birds, then some segment of users will always desire seamonkey over the birds. It would be fool-hardy not to support seamonkey until that point.