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.


#46 Scrollbars are the most touchy subject, so...

by RvR <>

Tuesday February 8th, 2000 4:46 AM

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Waldo wrote : -------------

1) Please, please at least give us mac users the native-looking scroll bar on the outside browser window. I can rationalize everything inside the window as being foreign since it's enclose din the window and conceptually "part of the program itself", but that outside scrollbar is presenting itself as an OS phenomenon

Isn't it a great idea ?!!

I think it may be the answer to all those complaints about UI... I agree that the outer scrollbar (be it on the left or right or bottom side of the window) looks as a part of the OS look & feel. While all other widgets in the window look like inner parts of Mozilla...

Would it be a real problem if there were only that native scrollbar while the rest is XP ?

yes, i know, that's a question to ask in the dev newsgroups rather than here in MZ, but i would like to have you opinion...