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Tree Closed for M13

Wednesday January 19th, 2000

The tree has closed for M13 stabilization, so we can expect to see an M13 build show up sometime within the next week or so. There has been a lot of work done over the past few weeks, and I think a lot of people will be happy with the progress they see in the final M13 binaries. Keep an eye out here for news and more of what to expect in M13.


#49 Re: If Moz had not focussed on standards...

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Sunday January 23rd, 2000 6:49 AM

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I am one of those developers, genius. Of all of the various compliments and complaints from visitors to the various Website visitors, none of them ever said "Why don't you have any cascading style sheets?" I believe the people who use web browsers are significant too. My theory was that if Mozilla did everything Netscape and Internet Explorer can do, along with having better "UI" features and a much smaller system requirement, then it would succeed because it would still be the best web browser and the most practical browser.

I understand that it would be more difficult to add these features later, and I think the user interface has become "technologically superior" because of that XUL whatever, but I have learned (mostly from hate mail) that Internet users appreciate "fast and pretty" things more than "better" things. Can you imagine what would have happened to Microsoft if they had waited until Windows 95 was feature-complete before releasing it? We would all be using OS9 or Linux now while they were finishing up.

I think Mozilla is going to be better because of the way it is being designed, but other than people like me and you, who actually understand why, nobody is going to appreciate this until they see it. I am concerned that it may be too late then.

As for the popular press magazines, anybody who receives money from Microsoft is going to support Microsoft. They criticize Mozilla now, even though things are being done "the right way". Let them burn in hell.