User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 I just downloaded the latest build of Mozilla (1.4) from your web site. dated 2003-06-24. Today it is 2003-7-14. I tried to file a bug report. Your browser bug report page tells me "please do not file bugs on copies of Mozilla older than two weeks." So, we are not to file bug reports on the latest build available from your web site. So to file a bug report, we must obtain the source by CVS and build the project. But few people other than developers could pull this off. Therefore, only developers are to file bug reports. This indicates a terrible failure to grasp the point of bug reporting. Perhaps the usual wrong-headed notion that the program is for and about software developers. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.download latest Mozilla build 2003-06-24 2.try to file a bug report on the browser 3. Actual Results: Web page tells me not to file the bug because my copy is older than 2 weeks. Expected Results: If you feel that must restrict bug reports by software version, make sure an adequately new binary build is available for users to download. I think it's a bad idea to restrict bug reports by the age of the software. A bug is a bug. You should collect info about the software version, and decide what to do about the bug based on that information. I understand the sentiment that there seem to be too many bug reports. But this kind of restriction is the wrong answer to the problem. Bug reports are good: so long as adequate info is gathered for database sorting, the more, the better. The real disasters happen when you get too few bug reports.
Binary builds of current CVS source are available NIGHTLY. See http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/ This also has to do with mozilla.org policy, not Bugzilla the software. Fixing product so the right people will see it.
Definitely not a blocker. IMO this is WONTFIX. We already are swamped with duplicates every day and having bugs reported against non-current builds makes that only worse. Leaving open, to let the authorities decide.