Reporting and Nominating Bugs for Mozilla Firefox 1.0

Thursday April 29th, 2004

Ben Goodger writes: "We're beginning the drive to Firefox 1.0 and we need to make sure that every bug people think is important is filed in Bugzilla and has a blocking0.9? or blocking1.0? request flag set. This will allow the FDT (heh) to develop an action plan for the milestones between now and 1.0, prioritize bugs and so on. It's essential that people start doing this now, rather than later, otherwise bugs might slip through the cracks!" Further details are available in Ben's posting to the Firefox forums.

#101 Re: Re: Target market ...

by kjordan

Tuesday May 4th, 2004 5:05 PM

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> As for the answer, I just demoed Firefox for a friend today (not particularly > intentionally - I was using it, and he asked about it). I only mentioned two > features to him initially (with a third when he mentioned an IE shortcoming): > popup blocking and image blocking. He's got the Google Toolbar, but image > blocking was completely new to him. Imagine it - block out banner ads and > simply see the page! He also mentioned some adware he somehow got > installed, so I pointed out that Firefox is less used and therefore that much > smaller a target. I don't know if he'll carry the interest far enough to > download it, but the seeds are sown.

Interesting followup on the above:

My friend told me today that he downloaded Firefox, tried it, and is hooked! (Interestingly, I hadn't even mentioned it since the one encounter.) He told me it was much better than IE, but he did mention one feature absence: Copy Image. Firefox really is quite amazing, because as I told him, this bug has been fixed since Firefox 0.8 and Copy Image will be in Firefox 0.9.