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.

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by ipottinger

Saturday May 1st, 2004 12:24 PM

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I'm not sure if johann_p's shares this concern but it seems that an element of the culture that was developing under the suite is in peril of being lost. The suite gave hope to those who long for a powerful, all encompassing, Personal Information Manager where all information is just information, regardless of it source, that could flow and combine freely to accomplish what the user desires. It's a design philosophy that could be described as the Grand-Unification-of-Information. The suite encouraged those dreamers not with the monolithic design of its code but with its monolithic design philosophy where all its integrated components worked seamlessly with each other. The siloing of code that is at the heart of the separate apps movement leave these same people fearful that so too information will be silo'ed.

Since there seems to be no forum in which to discuss the direction of development, it is no surprise that a solicitation for feedback on a 1.0 release will entice such off topic comments. Ben states that Mozilla is not a democracy. So be it. But whether under a democracy or dictatorship, revolutionary voice will always make themselves heard.