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 email@example.com 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.
#38 The floodgates open.
Wednesday February 9th, 2000 4:37 PM
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Once Mozilla gets something out the door with a firm backend, then the REAL fun begins. Sure, all of us advocates have been touting Mozilla for years. But once more outside developers start tinkering with it, and once the developers currently working on it have a rock-solid backend to work with, then we have the deluge of wonderous new features (within reason, of course). 5.0 will be an ice breaker; 6.0 will make your day seem tropical (to keep with the ice analogy ;) ).