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.

#16 Re: Re: Re: Re: Alas, yes

by jgraham

Friday April 30th, 2004 3:50 AM

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Actually I'm not sure that what Johann is advocating necessaily requires a recreation of the suite (although perhaps he believes it does). The essential point, I think, is that he wants the web resources, email, contacts, appointments and so on to all be avaliable under a general 'knowledge management' framework. Although the suite might make parts of this easier, ulimatley it's less flexible than a solution based on component applications sharing data. For example, if a solution to this problem existed based on a common API rather than direct communication, it would allow one to swap out any single application for a better application.

For what it's worth, I think it's a good long term goal for Mozilla technologies, but I'm not sure that it's really a goal of the Mozilla foundation. If you really want to see it implemented, I think the best approach would be to start evengalising to companies (or even just Open Source programmers) about the vision. I'm not sure it's in anyone's best interests for the fundtation to throw 2 years of engineeering effort att solving a different problem when we're only just getting a good solution to the original problem from 1998.