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.
#47 Re: Re: Re: Re: Alas, yes
Friday April 30th, 2004 11:03 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."
There are a lot of (good and bad) articles on the Internat about the war in Iraq, but that doesn't make it a good thing. Now back to browsers. Why would I download several components like the Browser, E-mail, Composer etc. over one single application? What is it I miss so badly in the mozilla suite? Nothing! Ok, the theme is more up to date, but that's just a theme and I have the same theme for the mozilla suite. Toolbar configuration? Same story. I have that.
"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."
So Mozilla Firefox should be the better browser, still, you see 3 times more support requests. I don't get it, this must be wrong.
"I'd say that the introduction of Firefox has had a big effect on the number of people using Mozilla products."
Sure, there are a lot of people switching to Mozilla Firefox, but most of them switched from the Mozilla suite. It will take a lot more of time and energy, not to mention money, to change this.
"I'm certianly at a loss to explain why you're predicting the death of the Mozilla product if the suite isn't maintained..."
Hey it wasn't me, but I still agree, because you don't need much to kill the Mozilla Foundation, financially speaking.