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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.


#7 Re: No change is indeed needed!

by meyergeorg

Monday January 12th, 2004 11:19 AM

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Lack of inovation? Maybe. But right now, I'm not interested in innovation that much. I got a perfectly, tightly integrated solution called Mozilla 1.5 (soon 1.6). It works flawless 99% of the time, I got no problems clicking on links from email sent to me or on email adresses within a web page at all. (linux) I got "autocomplete best match as you type", it saves so much time visitng sites regulary. In a word, I got everything you need for your internet needs in one place. (except Instand Messanging) Especially your comment regarding that is strange for me if you're so much in favor of the birds, because I want IM integrated in mozilla as well, but in the suite, to start only one app to do it all. In my eyes, the strategy right now seems to be to destroy the suite and make programs out of the pieces. Honestly, I still fail to see why this will make mozilla more attractive to end users, not to speak of corporate ones. If you feel the current suite is bloated, than yes, go and remove some features, and make them avaiable as extensions. Extensions? Yes, Extensions! The extension system, supposed to be the great thing of the birds, is allready working in the suite, so nothing new here. Make a new default theme if you think the current one is ugly, use the firebird icons if you think that's where we should go.

Right now, I feel the way firebird and thunderbird are going are not going to satisfy the users. Not the power users, they want all the features allready in the suite, and more, like IM. Not the minimalists, they want something, well minimalistc and right now, they are catered for by apps like epiphany, galeon and k-meleon. Not those whose main goal is to have tight system integration, they use konquerer (yes, I know that's not gecko based), galeon, maybe k-meleon, and, the vast majority uses IE.

Where is the place for the birds in this scenario ?