Mozilla Crosses 800,000 Filed Bugs

That is almost 800,000 reported bugs in more than 14 years of the history of Bugzilla (I am mentioning "almost" since the bug count does not start with bug number "1", but with bug number "507"). Of course, Firefox does not reach quite that far back as the first pre-release version did not arrive until September 2002 and the first final release until November 2004. Bugzilla's origins date back to 1998 when the bugtracker was released as open source software by Netscape.

Nevertheless, the number of bugs filed by Firefox developers is impressive.

Of the 799,493 listed bugs (until October 10), more than half a million (530,953) were filed between the release of Firefox 1 on November 9, 2004 and October 10, 2012. Prior to the release of the first final browser, the database already included 268,033 bugs. The most recent 100,000 bugs were filed between November 4, 2011 and October 10, 2012. That bug filing rate puts the Mozilla community on a pace of 293 bugs filed per day.


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  • mrmaia
    Well, at least Mozilla devs work hard to fix all those bugs and deliver a better free product to everyone, not to mention most of those bugs aren't critical anyway. It's completely different from another company, who blocks out all competitors only to release a hardly usable app in their overpriced smartphone.
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  • uglynerdman
    what?! over 9000?!
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  • rohitbaran
    A number not to be proud of I guess.
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  • mrmaia
    Well, at least Mozilla devs work hard to fix all those bugs and deliver a better free product to everyone, not to mention most of those bugs aren't critical anyway. It's completely different from another company, who blocks out all competitors only to release a hardly usable app in their overpriced smartphone.
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