Major Gecko Announcement!

Monday March 20th, 2000

Dave Hodder writes, "Yahoo has an article on Netscape 6, headed 'Netscape's Revolutionary Gecko Browser Technologies Adopted by IBM, Intel, Liberate, NetObjects, Nokia, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems'. It also mentions Gecko, XUL and AOL TV."

Most of the names on the list shouldn't be a surprise to most Mozilla followers. MozillaZine announced the Nokia/Intel Internet appliance months ago, and there are well known developers from RedHat, Sun, and IBM making major contributions to the codebase.

Interesting, however, is the quote from Mitchell Kertzman, President and CEO of Liberate Technologies. Mitchell states, "Netscape Gecko fits well as a key component of our software, helping us create a better interactive TV experience and resulting in greater success for AOL TV and other partners using the Liberate platform". It looks like Mozilla's reach is going beyond the desktop, beyond the "Internet Appliance" and into the set-top arena.

#20 Re: Netscape 6 Beta 1 by mid April then?

by jesusX <>

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 12:53 AM

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Ok, so this: " 4/4 Tree closes for checkpoint validation 4/11(or sooner) Checkpoint ships, and tree reopens 5/2 Tree closes for checkpoint validation 5/9 (or sooner) Checkpoint ships, and tree reopens 5/30 Tree closes for checkpoint validation ... "

means that around 4/11 beta 1 ships, and around 5/9 beta 2 ships? I can follow that, yet later on in the message Roskind says:

"Netscape managers are trying to work on a "feature complete" beta based on the above 5/2 checkpoint closure. Netscape is of the belief that we can reach a feature complete status on 5/2."

Now mind you, I'm not arguing with you at all. It's just that even in one message we're getting mixed messages from folks inside the fortress.

Franklu, I'm more inclined to think that the news story is more accurate, mainly becauuse everyone knows the faster Communicator 6 ships, the better for Netscape and AOL. Of course, a STABLE Comm. 6, that is.

As for the license, I'm going to have to re-read it, to see just where payment comes in, and how it's all managed... xPL's tend to get confusing... =-]