Article on Mozilla at the German Magazine "Java Magazin"

Saturday April 15th, 2000

Claus Augusti writes, "This article by me was published hard-copied and online in April 2000 in the German 'Java Magazin'. There was a special about open-source projects like Mozilla and Apache. As far as I know this is the first full-length article about Mozilla in German speaking languages."

Claus has also expressed interest in doing a German translation of MozillaZine. I know that a number of people have expressed interest in this in the past, but it never materialized. If you are interested in helping maintain a German translation, please contact Claus.

#1 great article

by tintsch

Sunday April 16th, 2000 10:55 AM

This article is very detailed, and spreads many positive aspects of the mozilla-project. Good reading. Tintsch

#2 Mozine in spanish

by ike

Sunday April 16th, 2000 3:55 PM

Well...I'd be glad to make a Spanish translation of Mozillazine...I would need some help though. my email is :

#3 Offtopic: Java & Mozilla

by basic

Sunday April 16th, 2000 9:07 PM

A stupid question: What can Java benefit from Mozilla? (and vice-versa)

#7 Re: Offtopic: Java & Mozilla

by jilles

Monday April 17th, 2000 9:32 AM

For the first time, browser and jvm are delivered separately. This means that you can run applets with the latest JDK available from SUN/IBM/etc. rather than netscapes crappy implementation.

This might finally make using applets worth the trouble since you can now use such things as Swing, java 2d and JDBC in your applets without requiring users to download things.

In addition to that I remember reading something about an API to write browser plugins in Java.

So Java benefits from mozilla since it uses the latest VM and mozilla benefits from Java since you now have an easy way to create platform independent browser plugins.

#8 Re: Re: Offtopic: Java & Mozilla

by basic

Monday April 17th, 2000 11:01 AM

Cool, but what about cross-platform application development? Can Java and Mozilla help each other in that respect? If yes, what?

#4 Corrections

by badben

Sunday April 16th, 2000 9:27 PM

The article goes very deep for a general coverage of Mozilla. Unfortunately, some of the infos are not correct to my knowledge. The corrections:

- I hope, ns6 will *not* branch forever. This would mean a turning back from open-source and makes no sense to me. - Final is due in fall, not summer (at least, that's NS's current plan) - SeaMonkey = core + browser + Mailnews + chat app - Mailnews is *not* based on grendel. In fact, most 4.x and Mozilla Mailnews developers hardly ever worked on Grendel. - Jazilla != Mozilla port (if I'm right) - M14 != Mozilla beta - IDL interfaces are not necessarily sriptable - Do Java apps have access to XPCOM? - I doubt, that Linux is behind is point of browsers

#5 Re: Corrections

by lard

Sunday April 16th, 2000 10:38 PM

I´m sorry for some wrong or outdated information. This was actually written some months before, and even though there was a milestone plan, I almost abandomed hope to see mozilla that soon. The MailNews/Grendel info is *!?#@ - I´m going to correct this in the online version. As far as I know are the last three points correct, any developers in here ? Thank you for your comments,


#6 Re: Re: Corrections

by basic

Sunday April 16th, 2000 10:45 PM

There are some errors like Rhino, though part of but not part of Mozilla the browser/NS6. All in all though, you got more info correct than any other article that try to cover Mozilla comprehensively. :-)

#10 Re: Corrections

by badben

Tuesday April 18th, 2000 12:53 AM

> - I hope, ns6 will *not* branch forever I was speaking about Netscape's browser suite, of course (I guess, the new name is "Netscape"???), not version 6. It would be OK to branch version 6 forever. BTW: Apart from the errors, it's a really good article. Most other writers don't even dare to get so technical.

#9 Linux Planet article

by basic

Monday April 17th, 2000 6:28 PM

Here is another good non-hype article about NS6. I don't know what to make of it. The first page sounded like he was going to bash NS6 into a pancake, but after that he sounded "almost" like a NS6 ad. ;-)

#11 Re: Linux Planet article

by gerbilpower

Tuesday April 18th, 2000 1:09 AM

I would call it a level-headed, and as you said, non-hype review. I'm not in the mood to critique for mistakes right now but I wish there was more of this on the Internet. CNET's "quickie" review, although positive, was a bit disappointing.