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Comment Re: My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208

Mozilla can (and arguably must) work on many things at the same time. Just like there are people working on shiny new features, there are also plenty who are fixing bugs all over the code base. That you disagree with the direction we take on new features hopefully shouldn't discourage you to help us address the bugs that cause problems for the majority of users.

Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208

The point is that developers rely on reports from users to figure out what problems are out there, and which ones are more prevalent or more damaging to the user experience. Bugs are reported all the time about all sorts of things, so the dev team needs to prioritize them somehow. Filing bugs with good steps to reproduce (which can be rare) helps a great deal in resolving problems in Firefox.

Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208

Yes, we're aware Bugzilla is a significant barrier for people who aren't used to it. I've heard talk of making big changes there, but I don't know if there are concrete plans for it. Bugzilla is a fairly integral part of the Mozilla project. Submitting crash reports and using the feedback tool are easier and better ways to report issues, so thanks for doing that.

Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 4, Informative) 208

There are currently several sites I visit regularly -- as part of work, mind, so these are professional business sites not bleeding edge web geek blogs -- that will crash Firefox.

Have you filed bug reports for those crashes? Care to share more information about the websites that cause them?

I'm serious, I can try to help get those bugs resolved.

Comment Re:How about a huge blinky warning instead? (Score 1) 205

I'm talking from experience - I work for Mozilla and was partly in charge of the block. Unless you're using a Firefox version older than 3.5, you should see a checkbox next to the plugin name in that window you just mentioned. Unchecking it should prevent the plugin from being disabled.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead