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.
#48 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Alas, yes
Friday April 30th, 2004 11:15 AM
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I think you hit the nail on the head.
The issue here is "Current Mozilla suite users".
What people tend to forget about is that Firefox is aimed at the general public. Ben/Blake/Hayatt/etc. original goal (IMO) was the mass market by creating a browser that is the equivalent/better than what is currently available. Ben's current Firefox is being aimed at this 94% of web surfers.
>>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. What you seem to be talking about is the "small population of suite users". This is something I don't think Ben is worried about. I don't think porting tons of features over to Firefox for those comming off the suite is something Ben would want to do. I think it would be bad for Firefox.
The issue here though is mozilla.org wanting to retire the suite. For this to happen, yes I agree something needs to be done to satify the current suite users. I think this SHOULD be an afterthought and not ecential for Firefox 1.0.