Netscape's Plans for M14 and Beyond
Monday February 7th, 2000
Cmad writes, "Want to know more about Netscape's release plan? Another interesting article has been posted on that matter by Jim A. Roskind in the SeaMonkey newsgroup."
If the link above doesn't work for you, try this Deja.com link.
Jim goes into detail about what Netscape is expecting to do with M14 - it could turn into an alpha Netscape product, a beta product, or, worst case, they might end up holding off to M15 for a branded version. They're expecting that M16 will be feature complete (presumably the skin-switching code and security module will be in by that time, too).
Beyond the obvious performance issues, I think Netscape should really try to address the usability issues with the current skin if they are looking to push out a beta product. For example, the toolbar buttons should be labeled, and the buttons themselves should not extend over the grey space below the main toolbar -- it looks like an unintended effect (or defect).
What do you think? Post your thoughts and ideas in the forum for this news item, but since this has been a contentious issue in the past, I'm asking that you please keep your post civil.
#34 Get over it. Widgets for 5.0 are XP.
Monday February 7th, 2000 6:50 PM
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Unless you want fork, and form your own developement team, there will be no native widgets in 5.0. You can argue all you want, but you won't get anything out of it. This is the way it will be.
If you want to actually help, file bugs on the widgets, so they look more like the examples, and are more functional. Help make Mozilla as good as we all know it can be.
To be totally uncool, there's no I in team.