Netscape's Branded Browser Name: 2001?
Tuesday February 8th, 2000
Henrik Gemal writes, "According to a bug that I reported the name of the next generation browser from Netscape is gonna be... hold on...
The bug report per mail. Check out the last line!!!!:
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2000-02-07 17:49 ------- The component names and their descriptions should be as follows (in this order):
Navigator -- 'Web browser software'
First, does anyone know for sure that this is the real name? Or is this just another 'placeholder' name?
I've gotta say that I don't think that the name of the app necessarily informs when it will be released. That said, I think it's a great name. It takes Communicator completely out of the game of version number one-upsmanship. It could also tie in really well with the whole mystique around '2001: A Space Odyssey'. They could be playful with it, and have their green Moz standing before a giant monolith...
There's also some other news of interest: there's going to be a Netscape-branded Instant Messenger, as well (which, I believe, will be built around XUL). It'd be nice to get some clarification on this.
#13 2001... oh.. no...
by billbledsoe <email@example.com>
Tuesday February 8th, 2000 12:14 PM
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My goodness... I hope that we're talking about 2001 as a possible name and not a release date for either NS Branded Mozilla, or Mozilla... if either of these browsers doesn't make it to market within the first 6 months of this year... I think that realistically... you can count them out in terms of ever attaining adoption by the general user population. NS needs to step in, and productize Mozilla now. Not take over Mozilla.org, but take what is there, debug it, finish the critical path feature set (full compile, install/setup application, SSL support) and get it out the door.