Did you see? The IE Team sent the Mozilla team a cake...
...to congratulate them on the release of Firefox 2:
Blake Ross was also gracious in congratulating the IE team on the release of IE7 (no mention of a cake though)
Ok, so he did mention the cake in his FF2 announcement
Tony has blogged as well:
I love his comment "Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. We just wanted to give the FF team a pat on the back. There's no personal animosity between the teams (I like the FF team members I've met so far)."
Its a pity that some Firefox fans can't be as gracious as the IE and Firefox teams. The behaviour of some of the Firefox fanboys in the Internet Explorer support newsgroups since the release of IE7 has been less than complimentary to them, and their communities as a whole. We always experience a sharp increase in the number of Firefox fans and IE detractors flaming users and generally causing trouble whenever a major build of IE is released. We hardly see a sign of them otherwise.
I'll admit that I don't spend a lot of time in the Mozilla forums, but I hope that the ill will and misbehaviour of some of the Firefox supporters will not have been replicated in the Mozilla forums. To be honest, I'll be surprised if the IE newsgroup community responds in kind.