Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 26th July 2004
Wednesday July 28th, 2004
The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting held on Monday 26th July 2004 are now online. Issues discussed include Firefox PR1/RC1, Mozilla 1.8a3, the Developer Day, broken site reporting, and more.
#2 Re: My humble feedback
Thursday July 29th, 2004 2:22 PM
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Evangelism works both ways, both on the client side and the server side. One of the biggest stumbling blocks for Mozilla/Gecko is "... but it doesn't work properly on my favourite site!" Explaining to developers the importance of valid code is probably one of the most important bits of evangelism Mozilla has to make.
Bugzilla is a great tool for "TechEvangelism" because it lives where people are already deciding whether issues are rendering bugs or bad code, and can be shifted to and from easily. I've always found the search to be efficient, and the system of duplicate marking is already effective. But Bugzilla is, indeed, quite intimidating for the new user, which is why events like the various bug day initiatives have been so useful. I think the easiest route to bug and compatibility reporting for those who may be confused by Bugzilla already exists -- the forums.