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.

#3 Re: Duh...

by gerbilpower <>

Wednesday November 29th, 2000 11:34 PM

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The purpose of Beonex is to build a public, non-development browser, not something to compete with Mozilla. This would compete with Netscape 6.

True that Mozilla is straight forward to install and use, but I think some people might be scared off by the fact that it's constantly changing and prone to some bad regressions once in a while. For those less adventorous people something like Beonex would offer them a nice alternative.

And you misread the roadmap. The roadmap is mostly post-RTM info, post-Netscape 6.0 that is. The old milestone naming system has been changed so the next major milestone is NOT M19, but mozilla0.9, which is due sometime next year, but I think a mozilla0.8 milestone is scheduled for sometime this month. Eventually the plans are for it to reach a stable and feature complete mozilla1.0, and it will go on from there to mozilla1.1 and so on.