19 Jan 2008

Ask your questions to Mozilla Firefox engineers!

CEans!

Mozilla Foundation is known all over the world for its award-winning products: Mozilla Firefox & Mozilla Thunderbird. Tens of millions of people around the globe enjoy Mozilla’s products. Mozilla revolutionized the whole Internet browsing & email experience with by introducing many innovative features in its products.


No doubt, Mozilla has team of engineers-magicians who made it possible. CE takes immense pride connecting Team Mozilla with CEans!


Wow! What I say? Yes! You read that right! It’s your golden opportunity to ask questions directly to the magicians behind Firefox! So bring out the crazy engineer inside you and shoot questions directly to the Firefox engineers!


We will be collecting questions until 25[sup]th[/sup] January. You cannot miss this opportunity!


Get started! 😁
Archana Kannouj

Archana Kannouj

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21 Jan 2008
1. What is the Firefox's strongest area? And why?
2. How the name "Firefox" came to your mind?
21 Jan 2008
Archana Kannouj
1. What is the Firefox's strongest area? And why?
2. How the name "Firefox" came to your mind?

Good start, Archana. Looking forward to more questions [​IMG]
Elisa

Elisa

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21 Jan 2008
What makes Firefox more secure than its competitors?
Prasad Ajinkya

Prasad Ajinkya

Branch Unspecified
22 Jan 2008
1. Could you tell us more about the development challenges of the Mozilla engine considering the fact that it is one of the major open source initiatives? I am hinting towards the versioning and source control of the the entire project to be more specific.

2. Its great to see the Mozilla team to share some of their internal processes/technologies with the public. Applications like Bugzilla and Tinderbox are more than shot-in-the-arm for SMEs who are into development. What can we expect more in such collaborative technologies??

3. How best would you describe the Mozilla development life cycle? It surely cant be the waterfall model, agile maybe?

4. Could you run us through the marketing efforts of firefox and thunderbird? What specific changes in the product were made to ensure a faster adoption and a more successful referral campaign? How were the marketing weeks planned?

5. How big was the original Mozilla team?

6. How and when did the demarcation between Mozilla and Netscape happen?

7. Could you also give us more technical insights into why does Mozilla treat DOM as it does? eg - to get a certain item in IE, I can simply do a dom.<name>.<attribute> ... in FF, I have to do a Document.getElementById(<element's id>).<attribute> ... I have seen many a web developer getting befuddled by this difference.

8. How do you differentiate between major releases of firefox? As in, what defines that a version is 2.0.0.7 and 3.0?

9. What is with the names of all the browsers? Gran Paradiso ... we know that they are names of actual places, but ... some more information would be appreciated for all our CE + FF buffs.

OK. Thats it for now. Whew!
22 Jan 2008
😁

That's a fantastic collection of questions, Kidakaka. I'm sure team Mozilla will love answering them 😁

Techies, what are you waiting for? Here's your golden chance to know Firefox inside out ! 😁
crook

crook

Branch Unspecified
22 Jan 2008
Q: When I open load Firefox 2 & IE7, Firefox consumes twice as much memory as IE7. Why does this happen?
27 Jan 2008
Thank you everyone for contributing. [​IMG]

Surprisingly, I got many questions from CEans through email! :-o ! Come on friends, post your questions on forums, that's the best way to interact with each other.

The questions have been compiled & sent to Mozilla Team. Those of you who missed this opportunity, don't worry. We'll continue this activity in all our future interviews with big people from the amazing world of crazy-engineering.

Keep rocking!
MaRo

MaRo

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27 Jan 2008
I'd say to them, Opera rockss 😁
neelanjan

neelanjan

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27 Jan 2008
please suggest me some project topics in visual basics
28 Jan 2008
😁

You certainly don't want to ask "Mozilla Team" to give you seminar topics. Please post in your Project Ideas & Seminar topics section.
29 Feb 2008
CEans,

I'm proud to announce that Mr. Johnathan Nightingale of from Team Mozilla has replied to the questions that you had asked!

Check out the interview on our front page - Welcome to the world of Crazy Engineers! ! 😁😁😁
01 Mar 2008
I'd like to hear your comments on Johnathan's message to CEans -

CEan - The Big K: We thank you for taking out time to talk to us. What is your message to all Crazy Engineers?

Johnathan: Get better at failing. Trying and failing is a wonderful teaching tool, as an individual, as a company, as a worldwide software movement. Don’t make failing your aim, obviously, but don’t let fear stop you from trying 10 crazy ideas. The one success will pay for the 9 failures, and beats the heck out of just doing one safe, mediocre thing.
Wonderful, isn't it? What do you have to say?
mahul

mahul

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01 Mar 2008
This is truly wonderful _k, i'm totally in agreement with u.
03 Mar 2008
mahul
This is truly wonderful _k, i'm totally in agreement with u.
I hope everyone enjoyed the interview. 😀 Can we have few more replies on how you found the interview?
Archana Kannouj

Archana Kannouj

Branch Unspecified
04 Mar 2008
No Doubt wonderful Big K 😀

~Archana
friendster7

friendster7

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04 Mar 2008

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