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.
#75 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sure.
Saturday May 1st, 2004 10:26 AM
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>>I think there is useful criticism in there,even if it's expressed as stuff that's failed to happen so far, rather than being expressed as stuff that would be a good idea for the future.
That was my point, sorry if I didn't express that correctly.
>>But they're all still things that could be worked on in the future.
>>He mentioned extensions - the fact that they are of varying quality, have overlapping functions, and it's difficult to work out which extensions you might need, and which versions are compatible with which >>browser versions. * The overlapping functions is a must, as one user might like one implementation while a different user likes a different one. I don't see a way to resolve that. * Which extensions you might need? -> Try reading the descriptions of the extensions or do a search on what you are looking for * Extension Versions: Most if not all extensions Listed on Extension-Room work in the latest Firefox Release (a.k.a. 0.8). If you find an extension that does NOT work in 0.8 I would appreciate you notifying Extension-Room or Database and we will set the correct flags.
I can't garantee that every extension works in the latest nightlies. The API's change to much for most authors to keep track. At ER/Database we try and only list extensions that work with 0.8 and if authors want us to will specify versions that work/break 0.8.
Again, we can only do as good as a Job keeping this information up-to-date if people like you help us out. The amount of crap comments on these forms about how extensions in gereral ar unstable/don't work/etc does not cut it. I've tried each and every extension we list on Extension-Room and have not see any problems. Heck I'm using 40+ right now. Obviously installing extensions that DO overlap functionallity would be a stupid idea (i.e. AIO and Optimoz). Besides those issues, it pisses me off that people ramble about extension problems when they provide NO information that would help us improve this situation.
A few questions that would help me/us out:
>>"the fact that they are of varying quality"
Could you list some extensions you find lacking in quality? (maybe TBE? what other?)
>>"and it's difficult to work out which extensions you might need,""
Can you think of a way we could improve this?
>>" which versions are compatible with which browser versions"
Are you talking about nightly builds or actuall releases? Firefox or Mozilla or TB or all 3? Do you know of any extensions that don't work with any of the latest releases? (Firefox 0.8, Mozilla 1.6, TB 0.5)
I appreciate the feedback.