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.
#35 Re: Re: Re: Alas, yes
Friday April 30th, 2004 8:22 AM
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I appreciate this is a totally subjective view but browsing around weblogs, slashdot, news sites and so on, I see firefox get mentioned a *lot* more often than the browser suite. I also notice that there are ~3 times as many support requests for FF at mozillazine than there are for the suite. I have difficulty believing that this is because the suite is so much easier to use. The only statistics page I can find with a Mozilla / Firefox breakdown is <http://awstats.sourceforg…&output=browserdetail> which shows Firefox ahead of Mozilla. I can't vouch for the accuracy (in fact I continue to believe that all automatically gathered stats are wildly inaccurate), of course.
I'd say that the introduction of Firefox has had a big effect on the number of people using Mozilla products. Except in some special cases I have difficulty understanding why people are so attached to the suite - it doesn't provide an awful lot that isn't in Firefox / Thunderbird / Nvu / Sunbird but the seperate apps have a lot more nice touches.
I'm certianly at a loss to explain why you're predicting the death of the Mozilla product if the suite isn't maintained...