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.
#65 Re: Unbelievable!
Saturday January 29th, 2000 9:09 AM
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pbreit: Why do you insist on posting flamebait? Have you nothing better to do than incense others? *sigh*
Your argument is we don't need mail and news clients integrated, because we have already got these things on every platform. What you don't seem to understand is the concept of "integration". I don't *want* to start up a new application each time I click on a mailto: link. I don't want to use a separate newsreader when I can access USENET through my mail interface. And FYI, there are hundreds of thousands of messages - maybe even millions of messages - posted to USENET every day, and you have the gall to call it a dead medium? Wake up and smell the coffee.
None of these things have cost Mozilla anything. You want to see cost? If Mozilla goes out *without* this functionality, it will be nothing. Less than nothing, it will be reviled as inferior, because people will compare it to IE, which has a fully integrated suite of tools. *That* is the cost of not having these things in, and that is what I'd call a high price to pay.