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.
#50 Re: Re: Re: A BROWSER!
Friday January 28th, 2000 4:48 PM
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The thing wrong with native widgets is three-fold.
1) The event systems for them differ significantly between platform (Rod Spears expressed this sentiment).
2) Native widgets are not stylable by CSS, which is required of a CSS-compliant browser (IE 5.0 doesn't use native widgets; they use non-native widgets that are exactly like the native widgets except with CSS styling).
3) According to Mike Pinkerton, without switching to XP widgets, there'd be no Mac or Linux ports supported by Netscape. And if anyone thinks they don't have parity now, imagine if the 20+ developers working on them weren't.