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 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.


#36 PLEASE file these!

by Waldo

Monday February 7th, 2000 6:56 PM

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These are all great issues--

What I've learned from the .ui newsgroup is that if you make a list like that people totally read it and agree... and nothing gets done.

But if you actually file it, then the people with the power look at them and take 'em seriously.

Also, if they DO end up ignored, there's a record of who blew them off, why, and when...

So PLEASE file them... you made some excellent points and I'd hate for them to fall on deaf ears.