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.
#39 Re: Re: Re: Re: Alas, yes
Friday April 30th, 2004 8:41 AM
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It is all rather subjective... in particular, the Firefox mozillazine groups are linked from within Firefox, so naturally they get a lot of traffic. The Mozilla newsgroups get quite a bit of traffic (although not as much as the FF web forums), while the FF user newsgroup is pretty dead. As you say, stats from a single site don't mean a whole lot - I'm sure you could pull up stats from some sites where Mozilla outnumbers Firefox.
The suite doesn't provide that much that's not in Firefox/Thunderbird/Nvu/Sunbird, but if it provides something that a particular person wants, then they're unlikely to want to make the effort of moving to something which doesn't have it. The suite is smaller and more convenient than downloading several separate apps plus a bunch of third party extensions, and has integration between the components that is still lacking from the separate apps.
To get people to actually move, you have to convince them that what they're moving to is better in just about every way - being just about as good after a lot of effort isn't good enough.
I also didn't get the death of the foundation thing though - changing, I can see, but I don't see how it's gonna be killed by the lack of the suite, as and when that happens.