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Mozilla vs. .Net?

Friday February 9th, 2001

Ian Davey writes:
"An interesting article 'Mozilla takes on Microsoft.Net' has appeared at ZDNet with some quotes from the Mozilla community, and Microsoft's early attempts at spinning (and misunderstanding) XUL."


#1 Yep

by ERICmurphy <murphye@gmail.com>

Friday February 9th, 2001 12:40 PM

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This is a very good article, and does a pretty good job at portraying the future of Moz apps.

Building a Mozilla app is much easier than building any other. I know that my Jabberzilla client has allowed me to implement many features very easily. For example, I was able to support HTML Jabber messages in only a few hours. No other Jabber clients have this feature yet, and it is hard for them to do so.

However, I have had a lot of problems too, but as this technology matures, and more resources are available, this is going to be a viable option. Especially when people can make their own Mozilla apps without needing Mozilla itself.

You might be thinking that such an app would be an inefficient hog, but I was able to make a 'pretend' stand-alone Jabberzilla by stripping a bunch of files out the the regular Mozilla package that were not needed. I could then get a .zip that was only 3.8 meg. Undoubtedly, another meg could be shaved off that, at least.

Eventually, I would like to see a whole OS GUI using Mozilla. That would really be cool.