Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 Released
Monday May 3rd, 2004
Scott MacGregor writes: "Thunderbird 0.6 has taken flight! Some of the more promiment features include a new Windows installer, Pinstripe theme for Mac OS X, new artwork, improved junk mail controls, new mail notification in the system dock for Mac OS X, server-wide news filters and a slew of other new features."
#52 Re: Re: Re: Re: TODO for perfection
Tuesday May 4th, 2004 2:18 AM
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Direction for which bugs to fix has to come from somewhere. Once things like shopstoppers and data corruption bugs are fixed then how is a dev supposed to decide which ones to fix next? User feedback and opinions, or their own personal whims? If it's the latter you end up with dissatisfied users and feeling of dev aloofness and arrogance. This is a very common problem with many software development projects. As software engineer myself, I like leaving these decisions to a (good) project manager - I will provide them with feedback about how long and how risky each fix will be, they can then make the decisions based their knowledge of user requirements/opinions whilst I can focus on what I enjoy doing: fixing it without too much politics and interference.