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.
#6 Re: Set-tops and
Monday March 20th, 2000 3:10 PM
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About the UI: I hope Netscape takes some clues from the Aphrodite UI, i'm really digging that interface. Something similar to Aphrodite with a working sidebar would be really nice.
About broken standards: Of course you are right, but there is no surer way to insite the anger of many people than telling them that all their web pages and all the current web browsers are "broken". I don't think it will be as bad as all that. Some pages that are poorly written or contain Netscape/IE specific cludges may not look the way they were expected to in Mozilla, but in most cases what is "broken" is easily fixed, producing a page that looks consistent in Mozilla and IE ( though cludges may be needed if you want it to be ass-backwards compatible with netscape 4.X )
As for the topic at hand: Go Mozilla!