[Project_owners] You are all wasting your time on mozdev.org...

Ezequiel Calderara ezechico at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 14:44:43 PST 2007

As user of the mozdev.org and not an "owner project"... it's difficult to
browse thru mozdev.org without going for a especific project.

I mean, i can see a bunch of top 50 projects... but i don't "feel" how to
browse them... without using the search field...

It's nice to see where are you at, where you can go, and also see the
projects from the categories that i want...

i don't know... that's my point of view like an user...
but i like mozdev.org! oh!, maybe putting the links of the top, a little bit
more visible...

well cya!

On Nov 19, 2007 1:49 PM, Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla <
mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Robert Kaiser wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >> Robert Kaiser wrote: "mozdev is hard to navigate for novices"
> >> and "every useful extension for end users should be on AMO."
> >> later he adds: "mozdev is not well-navigatable by normal users"
> >> so I guess we all here are wasting out time on mozdev.org
> >
> > Then you're just guessing wrong. mozdev.org is great and is a very
> > welcome and good place for development of all kinds of things (that's
> > where the "dev" in the name comes from, right?) but it does not aim to
> > be and isn't an add-ons download entry point for all users. AMO on the
> > other hand is just that, and it's quite good at it. If the review times
> > there discourage you, then what you should do is help that situation by
> > taking part in the review process (and it has improved much over the
> > last months, from what I hear).
> >
> > What you criticized when I made those statements was that
> > www.seamonkey-project.org does not link mozdev on the front page, but
> > has AMO in its menus. I think mozdev would make a good addition to the
> > community page there, but it isn't and won't ever be (as it's not
> > designed to be that) the prime entry point for users downloading
> > extensions/add-ons.
> >
> > Once, again, nobody is wasting his time by using the great
> > infrastructure of mozdev.org for development, project websites,
> > documentation and whatever else. But everyone creating add-ons, here or
> > elsewhere, and not uploading them to AMO is missing good chances to get
> > users of his work, as AMO is and will be in the foreseeable future the
> > prime entry point for add-on downloads for Mozilla applications, at
> > least for Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey and Sunbird.
> >
> > Robert Kaiser
> I'm glad that you took the time to reply here, but let me tell you that
> some people don't, and never will use AMO, for whatever reason, and that
> is just a fact.
> Having said that, I will personally never become part of this so called
> review process simply because I don't have the time for it.  I however
> already help other people, in a different way.  Clear, you don't see
> halve of it, but that doesn't mean I don't do more work than people can
> see in newsgroups.
> Maybe the problem is that MultiZilla is this old already, but we will
> keep using mozdev.org, andyes... that might be our problem (as you said
> in the other newsgroup) but it was after all where everything started,
> and not for MultiZilla alone... but Firefox as well (just do some
> homework).
> --
> Michael Vincent van Rantwijk
> - MultiZilla Project Team Lead
> - XUL Boot Camp Staff member (ActiveState Training Partner)
> - iPhone Application Developer
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