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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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


#146 Re: Re: Re: To RvR statement via MSN Explorer

by bjensen <rom@silverlink.net>

Thursday November 16th, 2000 6:15 AM

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Well, Bill... you have basically summeded it up in a nutshell.... skins mean nothing when it comes to to the browser chrome/UI... at least in terms of XUL.

Bill, Netscape has just messed up... in a big way. They had a relativley strong following in there NS 4.X line of user and now they are comletely abondoned from some new AOL idea of how the browser should be. I blame a great deal of this on XUL... BIG MISTAKE. You guys should have kept the tried and true NS4 style UI and enhanced the hell out of it with a better rendering engine. Maybe NS4.5+ was bloatware but NS 4.08 was pretty lean in my book.

You guys have ruined it with XUL... as cool as it sounds the only benefitor is Linux. What a waste... the majority suffers because of small few that use what's really a solid server oriented to browse the web.

In short, the focus should have been on native UI' for Windows and then the Mac... XUL should have been killed at the first suggestion. My apologies to Dave Hyatt(after much debate), but he never did get the point, partly I suppose because it was his creation.

Now we have a release of NS6 that I hardly with think improve. It'll be the same old thing... bug fixes, somemore bug fixes... only to end up with even more bugs.

On top of all that, the inevitable, UI style of UI that just won't go ver well with most.

-Bruce