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Weekend Discussion

Friday March 3rd, 2000

This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?

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#85 Seperate executable?

by damian <daemonc@netscape.net>

Sunday March 5th, 2000 7:10 PM

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Well I think the idea with mozilla mail is that it is written almost entirely in XUL, using mozilla's rendering engine to do almost everything that a mail client needs to do. Making it a seperate exucutable would mean having two executables with mostly the same code. The resulting Mozilla stand-alone would not be significantly smaller than the one with the mail client included. I usually don't like programs that attempt to do everything, but i think in this case it works because it adds very little bloat to the code. A good idea would be an option to use an external mail program of your choice. I'm sure this has been suggested already.

Also, the best thing about Mozilla is that, when it's finished, there will no longer be any excuse to use windoze.