Mozilla Criticized For A Plethora Of Bugs, Release Cycles

By | September 6, 2011 | 5 Comments


Mozilla Criticized For A Plethora Of Bugs, Poor Management

Tyler Downer, a “community lead” at Mozilla Corp., criticized the company for a lack of effective methods to address all the bug notifications that users submit.

According to his post, Firefox users have submitted more than 6,000 issues that are getting harder and harder to track due to poor management, as developers can no longer tell, which bugs are critical and which ones are not.

Furthermore, the rapid release cycle makes things even more complicated as developers no longer have enough time to go through the pile of bugs, find major regressions and fix them.

Although Downer was never an official employee and did his part as a volunteer instead, he has left the company on July 15th saying that Mozilla has “drifted further away from the company that it was in 2008, and further from my goals and vision.”

Via: PCMag.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    The rapid release cycle is a good thing.  If Google can keep their regressions buttoned down, certainly Mozilla can as well.

    Even some regressions beat waiting years in between releases.

  2. Tiago Sá says:

    Old news but he’s spot on.

  3. Guesty Guest says:

    Read this thread – http://www.conceivablytech.com/9114/products/firefox-ships-with-6000-potential-bugs-community-lead-departs#idc-container

    Tyler Downer, the man himself actually sets the record straight to some degree.

  4. Guesty Guest says:

    Read this thread – http://www.conceivablytech.com/9114/products/firefox-ships-with-6000-potential-bugs-community-lead-departs#idc-container

    Tyler Downer, the man himself actually sets the record straight to some degree.

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