IE 7 gets its own 'bugzilla'

by admin March 27, 2006 at 10:22 am

Microsoft agrees to go public with problems…

Microsoft is for the first time encouraging people to give public feedback on Internet Explorer, with the creation of a bug database for the next version of its browser, IE 7 beta.

The company admitted customers have often asked why it doesn’t have a public bug database, something that is standard practice for open source projects such as Mozilla’s Firefox.

Al Billings, a member of the IE project team, wrote in a Microsoft blog on Friday: “Many customers have asked us about having a better way to enter IE bugs. It is asked, ‘Why don’t you have Bugzilla like Firefox or other groups do?’. We haven’t always had a good answer except it is something that the IE team has never done before.”

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