Full Article Attached A Plea for BeZilla

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000

Eric Murphy writes in with a plea to BeOS developers to keep the Mozilla project for BeOS afloat. To read more, click "Full Article" below.

#1 BeOS

by aegis

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 9:00 PM

When Mozilla is done and everybody uses it, Be will want it on their OS yesterday, so it will just Get Done. ^_^

#2 Re: BeOS

by just

Thursday August 24th, 2000 1:02 AM

I don't think Be Inc will provide much momentum. All they seem to care about is their BeIA and they've been hard at work priming Opera 4 for that.

#3 The truth about BeZilla

by eugenia

Thursday August 24th, 2000 2:16 AM

Just read here. This is an updated email from Jbq, giving the solution. Just email him or join the BeZilla team and he will be able to help you. The problem with BeZilla is that the developers are waiting for Be to fix that bug/linitation, while Be is busy with other things. The developers SHOULD try to find a work around, and not wait for Be. Jean-Baptiste wants to help! Read here for more:


by badben

Thursday August 24th, 2000 11:48 AM

Yup, BeOS really needs Mozilla's apps. I can't even read my mail on BeOS. (If somebody knows an IMAP-client for BeOS, tell me.)

#12 Re: IMAP

by adamsc

Thursday August 31st, 2000 4:58 PM

Do a search for IMAP on bebits. Pine does support IMAP, too.

#5 yep

by prawda

Thursday August 24th, 2000 12:21 PM

...and i wonder why all those people in the be newsgroups and mailinglists who have been whining about the fact that they don't have a working browser never appear in the bezilla newsgroup.. it seems that everyone is waiting for opera, though it costs money, isn't open source and is in fact nowhere near perfect ( for a test [german]).. i don't even have the resources to build bezilla, but there's a lot of people who could.. i beg them to step forward and get involved!

#6 Count me in

by jbarham

Thursday August 24th, 2000 6:21 PM

As a practising C++ programmer and BeOS/Mozilla fan, I'm eagerly waiting for my copy of BeOS R5 Pro to arrive so I can start hacking on Mozilla on my brand-spanking new Dell.

Despite numerous complaints about Mozilla's "bloat" (XPToolkit?) and the occasional call to write a new BeOS browser from scratch (good luck kids...) I think it's important to keep the BeZilla code as close as possible to the main Mozilla source tree. The offical BeZilla page talks about building an "enhanced" version of Mozilla, but isn't running on BeOS enough to turbo-charge any application? :)




by eugenia

Friday August 25th, 2000 3:37 AM

Click here

The solution to the BeZilla add-on arrived. Just get into coding now. :)


by eugenia

Friday August 25th, 2000 3:37 AM If forgot to add the link... :o

#9 Books

by dave532

Friday August 25th, 2000 4:45 AM

Are there any books to recommend for people interested in programming on the BeOS?

#10 Re: Books

by BOSCMaverick

Friday August 25th, 2000 7:20 AM

Oreilly has a book called Programming in BeOS (I think that this is the title.)You can go to their website and search for it. It is a good book. :-)

#11 Idea

by looncraz

Sunday August 27th, 2000 10:09 PM

I have an idea... I am not a highly experienced programmer, but I know enough to offer some ideas. I believe that many of the problems with BeOS/Mozilla compatibility can be resolved permenantly if BeZilla programmers would just create programs to do the functions that cause problems in a BeOS-friendly manner. This would require work, yes... then on the other hand, it could be arranged in such a way, that a "small" program can be created to automatically convert the Mozilla code for BeOS ( for programmers' productivity ). This would then link BeZilla progress and functions more closely with the full-blown Mozilla...naturally some alterations will need to be done with big version upgrades, but will take considerably less time than re-writing the whole code... Finally, BeZilla could be made more unique, and take advantage of BeOS features... Sorry about the length, but I feel that this is a very important topic!! BTW... if you absolutely need a Javascript-enabed browser that is more stable than Mozilla, goto then download BeOS Updates, then go down to the bottom and download Netpositive 3.0d3!!