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.
#43 Who cares?
Wednesday March 22nd, 2000 3:01 PM
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The appearance of the "official" Mozilla or Netscape UI is not really going to matter that much. There are soon going to being zillions of Mozilla chromes / skins popping up all over the web. Example: look at all the (wasted?) talent that went into producing the thousands of skins for Winamp. Wait till those people get their hands on XUL. If you think the current UI is ugly (who doesn't?), try Aphrodite. Or get a head start on the crowd and start rolling your own XUL. But the main point is, DON'T WORRY.