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.
#53 They ARE supporting it with XP code
Thursday April 13th, 2000 12:23 AM
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They're supporting all platforms, including mine, by making the UI 5 percent or less dependent on the underlying OS. They're making it very, very easy to port to a new OS compared to with Classic, where 90 perent of their time was dedicated to a handful of platforms only. My point, is that I don't think XP compatibility should be sacrificed in any fashion for extensive time to code native UIs that further promotes the illusion that only 3 OSs matter in this world.
My point to the post: be thankful Mac is so high of a priority. It's in one of the three top spots, where coders actually have to support code if it breaks Mac. I am in favor of bringing all platforms, including the new Amiga (Red Hat and Corel have announced they're going to the run the new OS hosted as a multimedia interface for both Linux systems) and the old.
XP development brings all OSs onto the same level. If people don't have to slave over native code to support the Amiga OS, since with XP support my OS is supported merely be default. They've made it It's called undoing the deed that Microsoft done, and the way to do that is not by wasting time on native UI work.