Weekend Discussion

Friday June 30th, 2000

The weekend discussion returns, with a simple question:

What's your impression of Mozilla's status at this point? Progressing nicely? Faltering? Are you using Mozilla? If not, what needs to be changed before you start using it full time? Try to be specific, and offer constructive criticism and advice. It would be nice if the Mozilla developers could gather some useful information from the discussion. If you haven't tried out a recent nightly build, take one for a spin before you comment.

#131 good, but...

by tssr

Wednesday July 5th, 2000 9:56 PM

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i've been testing Mozilla builds since M9 and I've seen the progressions in the UI and other features..

personally, I like the browser, and the fact that it (i'm running M16) is as reliable as Internet Explorer 5, but the browser has certain flaws...

1. the UI and the widgets! it is nice but it is confusing to new users... perhaps it may be hard to change this at this stage, but UI widgets like buttons should resemble the OS, and the gfx scrollbars should be taken out... (normal scrollbars should be default)

2. plugin support -- where are the music plugins? shockwave? PDF?

3. speed -- especially on Mac OS -- Mac users expect low system requirements so the browser should be streamlined to run faster to compete with Mac IE 5 which is the BEST browser I've seen in a long time.