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Tuesday April 11th, 2000

I have decided to put my own head on the chopping block and weigh in on the Mozilla skins and native widgets debate. To read more, click "Full Article" below.

#2 Mozilla needs to be a browser first

by archen

Tuesday April 11th, 2000 8:02 PM

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To me it just seems like Moz needs to be a browser first, as proof that you can do something with it. If you can make a kick ass browser with it, people will start to see potential. Composer and messenger also can serve as good examples of what you can do with Moz, but a browser is what most people want to see. Basically no matter what you do, people just wont get it at first, but as more people start messing with it, hopefully it will start to dawn on people.

As for widgets, I think many people are unfortunately locked in their own world when it comes to native widgets. A lot of people don't like when a program doesn't have widgets that look exactly what they're used to, regardless of whether their better or not. I even like the gfx scrollbars better, but until it works with my Logitech mouse wheel, I have to use the native ones.

And last but not least, Moz has to really get going on the performance end. I think it could be a major setback if things don't start speeding up some, and that gigantic memory print doesn't shrink a LOT. I myself am interested in making a nice little image viewer out of Moz, because most of the stuff I use to view images now are pretty big. But then again I'm not going to do the 30+ second wait every time I want to view an image and I have to wait for Moz to load.

and so I wait to look at M15...