Jono Xia (né DiCarlo), a former Mozilla employee, recently garnered a great deal of attention for making some critical remarks about Firefox’s update system. He has subsequently made two follow-up posts, which have garnered much less attention.
The first of these concludes the following statement.
The Firefox update mechanism is a lot better now, as is the add-on compatibility situation. If you’ve left Firefox, I hope you’ll consider giving it another try.
The second of these includes this statement.
This has taught me something very sad and frustrating about how communication goes wrong on the internet. I posted something that was close to a lot of peoples’ hot buttons. So it “went viral” and appeared to generate a lot of discussion. But most of the people “discussing” don’t even care what I said. They just wanted a thread to re-state their favorite rants about Firefox memory consumption or whatever. My post was just used as fodder for a pre-existing flame war. The point I wanted to talk about got lost in the noise.
Both follow-up posts are worth reading.