Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 5th April 2004
Saturday April 24th, 2004
The minutes of the mozilla.org 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_ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
>>""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!
It uses technology licensed from Gator corporation that allows Firefox to be installed without the user knowing (of course with their full permission)!
does it unintall IE while it's at it?
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 <email@example.com>
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)?
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.