Marketing Firebird: Get a Clue!
davey at php.net
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:21:42 +0100
Simon Males wrote:
>> 1. Installer. You need to have a standard Windows installer with
>> every single build. Period. Now I just checked AGAIN with the
>> nightly url and you still just have a big zip of files. That's just
>> plain unacceptable. If people can't install easily then they just
>> plain won't. Want to offer a zipped version for those that don't
>> like it? No problem but that's an additional option NOT the damn
>> default. And, yes Virginia, installation software is scriptable and
>> automatable these days so it can be tied into a standard Windows
>> build process.
> I certainly do not hope that nightly builds aren't ever packaged with
> installers. Nightly builds are designed for people who are comfortable
> extracting them, seeing if the bleeding edge is bleeding, or if a bug
> still exists before reporting it.
> Of course there is going to be an installer all major releases, as per
> Mozilla 1.0 1.1 etc, but Mozilla Firebird has not reached a major
> release. I believe that the current design methodology by Mozilla
> Firebird developers as 'function over aesthetics'.
> It bugs me, do you really believe Mozilla Firebird 1.0 (in my belief
> when it really counts) will go live with a .zip.
Surely, the installer needs as much testing as the browser itself?
Perhaps have a weekly build with an installer as well as the zipped