Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Monday 5th April 2004

Saturday April 24th, 2004

The minutes of the staff meeting of Monday 5th April 2004 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.7 final (note that a correction to the Roadmap aspect of this item has been issued), Mozilla Firefox 0.9, Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6, the GRE, matters arising from the board meeting and reorganising the newsgroup names.

#1 Roadmap - How long?

by aldo_

Saturday April 24th, 2004 4:36 PM

Since this was announced ages ago, a new roadmap is needed to help many people know what the hell is going on and when/if we are going to switch over to FF and TB.

#2 Blake/ActiveX

by jedbro

Sunday April 25th, 2004 9:42 AM

>>""blake is working on an ActiveX control which runs in IE, to download and install Firefox more smoothly""

Awesome, can't wait to see what it is/does!

#3 Re: Blake/ActiveX

by dave532

Sunday April 25th, 2004 11:38 AM

It uses technology licensed from Gator corporation that allows Firefox to be installed without the user knowing (of course with their full permission)!

#4 Re: Re: Blake/ActiveX

by Hymagumba

Sunday April 25th, 2004 11:46 AM

does it unintall IE while it's at it?

#5 Re: Re: Re: Blake/ActiveX

by dave532

Sunday April 25th, 2004 11:57 AM

That would be nice

#6 Re: Re: Blake/ActiveX

by jgraham

Sunday April 25th, 2004 1:14 PM

Actually it doesn't install Firefox at all. It just causes the computer to insult the user when the're using IE. Tthe rumor is that, on starting IE, the control max out the sound volume and play a randomly selected audio insult ("Hey punk, this is your processor speaking! IE blows! You gonna install me a proper browser or what lard arse?").

#7 Extensions update

by lacostej

Sunday April 25th, 2004 4:42 PM

I am just wondering how this system will fit into Linux distributions, because there's a conflict between both to determine who has control over the product's installation.

Anybody has an idea or is that has not been taken into account and it left to integrators (aka package maintainers in Linux distribs)?

#8 Re: Extensions update

by bzbarsky

Sunday April 25th, 2004 4:46 PM

I don't see how a package manager would care about the contents of the user's .mozilla (or .firefox, whatever) directory, which is really the only place the extension updater would be useful.

#9 asdf

by kerz

Friday April 30th, 2004 9:46 PM