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mozdev.org Update

Friday January 12th, 2001

David Boswell writes in:
"Recently several new projects have been added to mozdev for a total of 23. Some of the most recent projects that were added include mozmp and lizzard, media player projects similiar to Real Player and WinAmp. Also recently added is the Snippets project which acts as a central repository for code fragments that other projects might find useful, and the Sherlock project which collects different search engine sidebar enhancements in one place. If you haven't checked it out recently, come on over and see what we're working on."


#11 Re: sorry...

by leafdigital

Thursday January 18th, 2001 8:38 AM

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I agree there is a good reason to have a simple IRC client built into browsers. I don't think Chatzilla is it (yet), but I hope it (or another project) gets there. If they concentrate on absolute ease-of-use and avoid advanced features then they can create a useful basic client (e.g. one channel at a time or whatever).

I don't think anybody is going to create a worthwhile, popular online game that requires Mozilla. Why? It would make more sense to either create a kind of 'full' online game (which requires its own native-code client, has full graphics etc.) or to create a web-game which can run in all browsers.

In any case I don't want to see 'Mozilla-only' sites, just as I don't like to see 'IE-only' sites. That would kind of defeat the point of supporting Web standards...

As for usage increasing... I think usage *will* gradually increase - *some* of those Netscape 4.x users will convert - but bearing in mind that it's currently below 1%, there is a lot of room for increase. ;) I just don't see it getting above 10%, unless either Mozilla gets some real killer features (unlikely), AOL adopt Mozilla, or Linux becomes significant as a client operating system (unlikely for at least a few years).

--sam