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.
#43 I completely agree.
Friday January 28th, 2000 1:54 PM
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I completely agree with you on these points, I had purposely slanted my statements towards arguing the topic at hand.
Mozilla doesn't matter to me actually. What matters to me is having a FREE (as in speech [fsf]) browser suite which supports all the major internet standards. I don't care which browser it is, as long as the standards are supported. What also matters to me is having other FREE (as in speech) software, including the operating system. GNU/Linux is thus my primary choice, which also makes Mozilla my primary choice of browser.
Relating to the point you make, until IE supports as many standards as Moz, there is a need and thus want for Moz on Windows. I would rather have Microsoft take the time to actually support standards under IE/Windows so that Mozilla wouldn't have to, freeing up Mozilla developers to work on Linux support.
Basically, my long term goal is as much great free software as we can get. Thus I view pouring resources into development supporting non-free software as something to be avoided when possible. I would rather see the whole world concentrate on Linux rather than splitting resources between Linux and Windows. I think it is Microsoft's responsibility to provide their customers with internet standard support, or at the very least the customers responsibility to look into browser options before purchasing Windows. I would rather see everyone evaluate Linux with Mozilla and Windows with IE, and go with Linux/Mozilla because of it's great support.
Though I agree Windows/Mozilla is a necessary evil for the purposes of transitioning...but I can still whine about it from my idealist perspective :-)