lca2007: Christopher Blizzard
Posted Jan 18, 2007 4:33 UTC (Thu) by roelofs
In reply to: lca2007: Christopher Blizzard
Parent article: lca2007: Christopher Blizzard
After many years watching projects come and go.. I can only say that Blizzards's comments are spot on and need to be repeated when any project is started that wants to change the world.
Agreed, but...there's a certain dissonance between what he says and what he (er, the project) actually does. Items that come to mind include Firefox's insatiable memory appetite, the removal of MNG support even as a compile-time option ("driving from the front" by waiting on standards groups?), the burial of any number of useful and not-that-advanced options in the hideous about:config page, the abysmal performance of the bookmark manager... And those are just the ones I can remember because they interest me; I've seen lots of other examples reported by other folks.
I understand that some of it has to do with resources--certainly their Bugzilla is a huge target, given the size of their userbase. But that goes only so far; some of the decisions are inexplicable and, yes, even user-hostile (e.g., moving one of the image-related options, perhaps loop-once or load-only-from-same-site, to about:config, if I recall correctly).
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