Announcing Beonex

Wednesday November 29th, 2000

Ben Bucksch writes in with news of a new Mozilla distribution, Beonex. Ben hopes to implement LDAP synchronization and offer commercial support for this Open Source end-user-focused distribution of Mozilla. Check out the posting to the n.p.m.announce newsgroup for more information, or visit the Beonex website.

#2 Duh...

by cyd

Wednesday November 29th, 2000 11:09 PM

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I'm rather unclear about what Beonex is about. From what I can figure out from the announcement, it's simply removing debugging code, and making the installation simpler.

I personally don't see the need. When I tried building from source without debugging code, I noticed no significant performance improvements. Furthermore, the Mozilla installation procedure is already very straightforward (or at least, there's nothing that improved documentation on can't fix.)

Still, if Beonex turns out to be a better Mozilla than Mozilla, well good for it.

PS: aegis, I haven't had the Mozilla nightlies crash on me since I can't remember when. "Only three crashes" actually sounds pretty unstable.

PPS: Does anyone know what Mozilla's post-RTM plans are? The roadmap on doesn't say. Is Mozilla going to continue releasing Milestones (M19?)?