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M13 Alpha - What's Next?

Thursday January 27th, 2000

Mozilla.org has declared M13 to be "alpha" which means Mozilla needs your attention and constructive bug reports as it pushes towards beta. Why not check out the latest builds and start using Mozilla more and more throughout your day?

Also, you can join the gathering in #mozillazine every evening. Talk about the latest builds, help clear out duplicate bugs, or just hang and chat. Point your IRC client at irc.mozilla.org, or, better yet, you can use the Chatzilla IRC client enabled in the latest builds (under the Tasks menu). Just start up the client, /attach moznet, and then /join #mozillazine. You'll probably want to change your nick from IRCMonkey to something more appropriate once you get connected. :-) You can also use the Java chat client on our chat page.


#38 Re: NS vs MS Market Share makes Linux most importa

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday January 28th, 2000 12:33 PM

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Here are a few of my thoughts.

Mozilla is not about winning. It is about building the best internet suite possible and providing it to as many people as want to use it. This means that mozilla on windows matters because people on windows (me) will want it. This means that mozilla on linux matters because people on linux will want it. This means that mozilla on mac matters. This means that mozilla on any available platform matters.

Mozilla needs to be used to be needed. The more people that adopt a standards friendly solution, the more developers will code a standards friendly web for all of our use and enjoyment. To be used by many means it will need to work on as many platforms as possible. I think at last count I found 12 platforms that mozilla (to different degrees) worked on.

Mozilla will be in development for a long time. There will be realeases along the way. There will be moments when one platform is ahead by a little bit and other moments when that platform falls behind but it is important that all platforms are moving forward. They will be like siblings always trying to outdo eachother. This is organic growth and strengthening. This is a good thing.

Mozilla will see the same kind of strengthening across platforms that it sees across it's differnt components. Just as mail-news has been responsible for the discovery of many inefficiencies in other parts of mozilla, so will solaris or mac or some other platform help to root out weakness in design or implementation with mozilla as a whole.

just some thoughts, Asa (posted with mozilla)