Problems with Netscape 6?
Wednesday April 5th, 2000
We felt one of the items in the previous article's talkback forum was important enough to mention here. Asa Doltzer writes:
"Mozilla testers should continue to report bugs to Bugzilla. Netscape 6.0 PR1 testers should not report bugs to Bugzilla. Users of Netscape 6 can at any time open the Help menu and choose Feedback Center to fill out a Feedback form. This form will be submitted to Netscape rather than Mozilla. I repeat, please do not submit bugs you discover in the preview release of the Netscape browser to Bugzilla, use Help -> Feedback Center. "
This is something very important to remember, as Netscape 6 bugs could be because of Netscape branding, and thus do not apply to Mozilla, or the bugs may have been already fixed in the current Mozilla nightlies.
#16 NS6 vs. Mozilla
Thursday April 6th, 2000 11:30 AM
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I believe that it was a bonehead idea for Netscape to branch B1 from the Mozilla tree instead of keeping the code base. Now they will probably diverge and the NS version will just become a buggy, regressive, and out of date compared to Mozilla. The same bugs will have to be fixed twice due to this code branching. Look at the website bar - in Mozilla its a nice variable width font, while in NS6 it is still this old Courier. Since Netscape developers are the backbone of Mozilla, they should redirect Mozilla efforts more towards (but not completely) to what Netscape needs. Not the Net2Phone crap and stuff like that, but the core Netscape stuff (like the website bar).