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.

#3 Get the thing working first.

by rgelb <>

Monday March 20th, 2000 2:10 PM

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I don't think NS should put out the beta until it works properly with most websites. Or at least to the level of functionality of past Netscape betas. For instance, Navigator 3.0 beta was a completely usable product. NS is just gonna alienate users with crashes and mangled web sites, etc... Right off the top of my head, here are a couple of web sites that look like crap: (you actually have to use the mail to see this) (moving mouse over link duplicates the page)

Also, for God's sake, please put a close button on the sidebar. And fix the freaking intellimouse support. Will there be look-ahead typing for URLs?