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.
#17 I hope ICQ is remembered
Tuesday February 8th, 2000 2:34 PM
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I have to admit that i've been anxious to know what sort of role an ICQ client would play in the upcoming browser too - IM is great, but I hope that ICQ support is being considered (and probably so) as beta approaches.
If a dual IM/ICQ client isn't in the works, then I know a version of the Jabber client designed to work in Mozilla's sidebar is being developed & that's on the way too. I think that Jabber's multi-chat platform support will give the browser a big boost as well.