Full Article Attached MozillaZine on Skins

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.

#35 No, "native UI supremacy" is arrogance

by Kovu <>

Wednesday April 12th, 2000 10:56 AM

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"Native widgets are incrementally improved, not thrown out for each new generation of software."

Then why is Aqua totally different from Mac's UI? It's a new interface altogether, I'm afraid. The attitude that any one OS's UI is superior enough to warrant Netscape developers slaving to keep native versions of Communicator into eternity -- and doing so takes LOTS and LOTS of manhours, FAR more than with a XP UI -- THAT is arrogant. And it's also "rubbish," especially given that all of the UIs you mention are pretty boring to look at. If you don't like the new UI SKIN THE THING. If not, keep your old archaic 4.x until the end of time, because that's your only choice in the matter.