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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.


#128 Re: This is funny...

by petejc <pete@mozdev.org>

Wednesday November 15th, 2000 6:57 PM

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Bruce i have to agree with you for the first time ever.

This realease dubbed 6.0 is barely beta. They are just now in the dogfood stage of developemnt. Right now public perception of this "Release Quality" software is going to be. "Wow, what a piece of shit".

Quality and stability can not possibly exist on something that is realistically 8 months to a year away from prime time.

If Netscape had just have dubbed this as a beta1 product there would be now problem. Oh well.

Anyway, as far as xul goes. It is great technology. Blows swing away hands down. UI are moving to xml, that can't be avoided. It is simply faster and easier to implement.

You should give Chameleon or Aphrodite a test spin. It may give you a better idea of how close xul can come to performing like a native UI.

Chamelon is quite responsive. However both these projects are acurate w/ their versions.

Aphrodite 0.05. Chameleon. 0.02

Good will come out of this big mess that Netscape has created. But open source moves at it's own pace.

my 2cents

--pete