MSNBC Gives Netscape Bug Reporting an 'F'

Monday July 26th, 1999

Ben Gertzfield writes, "Get this -- MSNBC is grading different corporations on how good their public bug-tracking systems are.

And, of course, being a MS-run site, they give Netscape an F because they couldn't find bugzilla.

How sad. Netscape is the ONE corp that's good enough to make all of its bugs totally public AND release their bug-tracking software as open source software, and MSNBC has to pull a stunt like this. See the article link for the exact text."

To find out about the quality of a company's bug reporting system, they do a search on "bug".

#47 MSNBC Gives Netscape Bug Reporting an 'F'

by Anon

Thursday July 29th, 1999 12:12 PM

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I abandoned Netscape when it demonstrated its inability to support CSS, despite plenty of time to address the various issues. It still doesn't work well with style sheets. When IE5 for Win95/98 came out, I was sure Netscape was dead. I've only recently discovered the new Mozilla code, and now I see hope again. I've already customized my own skin, and I see tremendous potential in Mozilla as a truly cross platform browser. Bugs or no, good luck to you folks who are involved daily in working with this code. The XUL/Javascript interface was a great idea. On my Mac, I can't even launch IE4.5 any more. It crashes upon startup. So unless Windows remains dominant forever (and it won't) Mozilla has an excellent chance. Keep up the good work!