Community Marketing Initiative Week 5

Wednesday August 25th, 2004

This week's Community Marketing Initiative is a campaign to engage college students with the marketing of Firefox. o do that, the marketing team has come up with a few ideas to help tackle marketing on campus, including a college poster campaign, starting a college rep program, and a steering committee for college issues. Read more on Blake's weblog.

#20 Re: Re: Re: Firefox devs and the community

by VManOfMana

Saturday August 28th, 2004 10:19 AM

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And that's where the problem is. Major or minor bugs, there are still bugs. Firefox is approaching 1.0. If something is going to be released with 1.0, it better not be buggy. It's just common sense. Even if the feature is important, it is better to not put it at all than an implementation that still has issues. Such bugs can really make 1.0 looks like an unpolished product, and what Firefox does not need is an "unpolished" feel.

They never said the features are not coming back when they polished (unless I missed something).

I am not defending the lack of the styles UI. I am just defending the Foundation's reasoning.

And saying that following that reasoning is ignoring the community is a little exagerated. How many times has this been done before? Anyone remember the flames the Firefox developers got whenever they removed an UI option that is available in Seamonkey? Same thing with all the flaming the Gnome developers got when switching to spatial Nautilus. you != community. The Foundation listens. They put back view source, right?