Work on BeZilla Resumed
Friday September 29th, 2000
Work on BeZilla, the port of Mozilla to the BeOS, has resumed. You can find out more info at the newly revamped BeZilla area of mozilla.org.
Thanks to arielb for the news.
Friday September 29th, 2000 11:45 AM
I am pumped!
Saturday September 30th, 2000 10:11 AM
BeOSCentral has links to some posted screenshots showing a distorted profile manager. Hey, it is something! See them here: http://www.beoscentral.com/
Also, a lot of the Bezilla builds have been green recently.
Monday October 2nd, 2000 9:53 AM
As long as it doesn't slow down regular development it's fine with me. However, BeOS is a very small platform with a negligable userbase. Also BeOS has not been very supportive lately (too busy admiring themselves?).
We've all been waiting for mozilla for quite some time now. Linux (and other unix brands) desperately needs a decent browser. Netscape 4 is getting more and more obsolete. I switched to IE 4 over two years ago on windows, and netscape 4 has not improved much in this period. I've been sampling the nightly builds for a while and I like what I see. I may consider switching if it gets fast and stable enough (which judging by the latest builds is actually happening).
BeOS is not a good excuse to delay things but if they can play catch up in the background that's fine with me. Having a decent browser is definately in their interest.
#4 Re: hmm
Monday October 2nd, 2000 3:07 PM
but BeOS is a much better OS than the 2 you mentioned :) and there already are versions of Netscape for those platforms. There is no Netscape for BeOS yet. The same also applies to qnx-they need a mozilla too. The other point is that these 2 OS's are important for internet appliances
#6 Don't fret...
Tuesday October 3rd, 2000 12:18 AM
Development is being carried out first and foremost on the three "major" platforms - Windows, Mac and Linux. That is to say, the paid Netscape developers are working to get these platforms stable and ready for the release of Netscape 6.
The BeOS port of Mozilla is being developed by outside (read: unpaid non-Netscape) developers and has no effect on the speed of the core development effort.
#7 Re: Don't fret...
Tuesday October 3rd, 2000 7:49 AM
I'm not sure "unpaid" is accurate (don't they work for Be, Inc.?), but they're definitely not on Netscape's payroll.
#9 Re: Re: Don't fret...
Tuesday October 10th, 2000 2:05 PM
Unpaid is perfectly accurate. We don\'t work for Be. At some point we did get help from Be engineers but none of the active member get paid in any way for developing Bezilla.
Monday October 2nd, 2000 4:24 PM
Holy S_t Alice
#8 Too bad they don't have binaries
Tuesday October 3rd, 2000 9:36 AM
According to the web site, you have to CVS the sources, and then compile them, which I know takes hours. I\'m on my second attemt now, because when I went to start mozilla the first time, it opened about a hundred tiny windows, and then crashed. Does someone have a binary of this that works, so I don\'t have to waste my time with it?