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.

#9 Huh?

by damian <>

Tuesday April 11th, 2000 9:29 PM

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Surely i can't be the only one to whom your post makes no sense.

Mozilla an OS? Not even close. More of a cross platform, multi-OS tool kit. It's not going to replace your operating system, it will make internet software that will run on more than one OS.

What in the world does speech recognition have to do with your widgets, let alone with Mozilla?

How would having to port Mozilla to use the native widgets of each of the almost a dozen operating systems on which it runs (many of which don't even have native widgets for some of the things that mozilla needs) SAVE work?

> I guess, removing XPToolkit and using native widgets *within* the browser window and mailnews (not just wrapping with native code) will be a lot of work. Well, yes it will, isn't that the point? But it's open source, so feel free to go ahead and do it!

Windows is the past, Linux is the present, Mozilla is the future. --damian's quote of the day