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.

#136 make a "mozilla light"

by Sparkster

Wednesday July 12th, 2000 4:29 AM

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hello! i wrote a lot of text a few minutes ago with mozilla m16, i thought it would be really faster than m15.. but then i opened a second window and my system got totally stucked.. i wanted to close the second windows and hit the "quit" button... my text was gone :(

this monkey is way to lame! even compared to netscape 4.7 and i thought it would be lame enough!

i guess there should be something changed. i have to suggestions.. (PLEASE give me some respones to them).

1) make a "mozilla light" version. this should be, what the navigator was compared to the communicator. make a webbrowser only. no email, no news no nothing, give it a FAST and clean gui. remove this sidebar and all this stuff no one needs to simply browse a website!

2) this maybe more interesting (to me ;)) concentrate development on the gecko engine. make it fast.. make it bugfree.. make it standards compatible.. make it ROCK! and then give everybody the chance to develop their own webbrowser, using the same engine. there could be alot of different developer teams working on gecko versions vor win32, gtk and Qt guis. there could be something for everybody! and of course could continue developing the mozilla project. galeon (<>) shows, that it's possible and that it's good. i don't know if server are any legal issues? it seems to be allowed to use the mozilla headers to use the gecko engine in own projects. what about changing this code? is it totaly free and opensource? cause if it's allowed to change the code, there could be browsers with a reduced gecko engine to improve performance. please give me some feedback :)

- spark