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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.

--MozineAdmin


#64 And another thing...

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Wednesday February 9th, 2000 9:20 AM

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Lame Netscape flunkie... Stop criticizing people who are trying to help you and get your project done. If it is so funny to you then why have you not got it working? How dare you call my suggestion absurd? Idiot. Stop laughing at people because your project is behind schedule.

I have supported Mozilla even though most of my colleagues say a person would have to be an idiot to waste time on Netscape. Now you suggest that I am stupid for trying to make a helpful suggestion. My suggestions are not absurd. Saying Mozilla is useful as an "everyday browser" is absurd if it does not run well on computers that "everyday browsers" run fine on. Your comments are about as useful as AOL tech support. Lame Netscape flunkie...