Try out Chatzilla! Now Cross-platform!

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Want to try out Chatzilla? Fire up Moz and click the button below! Using Linux? Windows? Shouldn't matter. Just click the link and Chatzilla will install (same file works on all platforms). Restart Mozilla and you'll find "IRC Chat" on the Tasks menu.

The install dialogs are in need of some skinnability lovin', so just click the "ok" in the purple box to start the install. This has been tested (and it works) on Linux and Windows. It fails on Mac due to a problem loading the XPInstall dialog. Let us know how you fare on your platform!

I think this proves that Mozilla is already starting to shape up as a cross-platform development tool!

#1 nice

by billi_kid

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 11:29 PM

but crash mozilla at exit

#2 doesn't work

by Valker

Thursday May 25th, 2000 1:23 AM

looks like it doesn't work with all builds... Atleast not with my "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; m16) Gecko/20000501"

#3 It does for me

by gerbilpower

Thursday May 25th, 2000 1:25 AM

and I'm using Win32 build 2000052420, installed perfectly and ran like a charm.


#4 ChatZilla rocks !!!

by RvR

Thursday May 25th, 2000 3:13 AM

and rginda, ChatZilla creator, has a user guide at

he accepts "patches" for this guide (and chatzilla too).

#5 Works for Me, Build 200005420/Win32 (n/t)

by Hendy99

Thursday May 25th, 2000 5:26 AM


#6 But..........

by Hendy99

Thursday May 25th, 2000 5:44 AM

I might add that i'm using NT4 and can't even get that same build to start at all on Windows 98 :-(

#7 Not for me

by illsleydc

Thursday May 25th, 2000 12:31 PM

It downloaded and installed fine for me, but it does not appear in the tasks menu as stated.

Build 2000041805

#8 Where is the Beef?

by skeeterow

Thursday May 25th, 2000 2:14 PM

Ditto for me also, build 2000042010 MathM 15 Nothing is the tasks menu for irc.

#12 Did you restart Mozilla? (n/t)

by mozineAdmin

Thursday May 25th, 2000 3:01 PM

#14 Re: Did you restart Mozilla? (n/t)

by skeeterow

Friday May 26th, 2000 3:40 AM


Yes. I did. I also took a look in the fold with the windows explore and their is a new folder called chatzilla with a lot of graphics that look like part of the skin from a chat program. However can find an exe datei or anything in any of the menus with one can launch what was installed.

#9 You'll need a *recent* build.

by rginda

Thursday May 25th, 2000 2:17 PM

Sorry folks, but 4/20 just isn't recent enough for this stuff. In fact, 5/20 may not be. You'll have to get the latest nightly or wait for m16. :(


#10 You'll need a *recent* build.

by rginda

Thursday May 25th, 2000 2:19 PM

erm... s/Ron./Rob./

#11 Re: You'll need a *recent* build.

by dveditz

Thursday May 25th, 2000 2:35 PM

Right -- the chrome registry overlay magic (necessary to appear in menus) only recently started working. In earlier builds the install will be equivalent to simply hand-copying the files into your chrome directory.

Go too far back and the install itself will die on the registerChrome() command in the script.

#13 Very Good!But....

by sunose

Thursday May 25th, 2000 11:10 PM

Can't Change charset Encoding. so very regret.

#15 ChatZilla in the nightlies

by thelem

Friday May 26th, 2000 9:24 AM

I downloaded the latest build off the build bar (2000052508) and ChatZilla appears to be pre-installed. I did have an old version installed somewhere, but this has all the changes.

And it rocks!

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