Thursday April 1st, 1999
It is a bittersweet day for the Mozilla community, as while the first anniversary party for Mozilla is on going, News.com is reporting, and Jamie Zawinski has confirmed, that he is leaving AOL/Netscape, as well as the Mozilla Organization.
This comes as a blow, as Jamie was one of the key leaders of Mozilla.org, and brought about its formation in the first place. Jamie will be missed, and we wish him luck.
#82 Re:JWZ Resigns
by Hardy Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sunday April 4th, 1999 11:18 PM
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take into account the barriers to entry (i will use win32 as an example) to be able to build the code base on win32 you need these components:
10.0 MB - ms platform sdk, 13.5 MB - cygnus gnu tools, 5.0 MB - Perl 5.x, 2.5 MB - cvs, 75.0 MB - moz source, ----------------------- 106.0 MB - approx. total
add this to the expense of MS VC++ and you have a high barrier just get a frickin' build.
with linux you trade money for time, (didn't jwz make an infamous quote about this)
make no mistake, contributing to mozilla is no easy task. i have the utmost respect for the 30 who have gained commit privileges.
over time people will continue to join and when the releases come the masses will follow, but as it is mozilla should work on the barriers to entry.
Here are my suggestions: a. post a tutorial for CVS b. find a way to make the source downloads more modular (it is probably easy to do this in cvs, but i haven't figured it out yet see point a.) c. watch the download sizes under two days on a 56k might be a good goal. (do we really need perl in the process, etc.)
anyways more modularity and more documentation...