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Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

Tuesday November 10th, 1998

Matthew Thomas, Joel Caris, and Asa Dotzler wrote in about the official Netscape press release regarding NGLayout. Matthew writes, "Netscape has made an official press release announcing what they call `NGT' (Next Generation Technology), which is a combination of NGLayout and configurable chrome. This was subsequently reported by ZDNet, Wired, and TechWeb (among others, no doubt). There are two interesting points here: (1) you can always count on a company to come up with a dumb-sounding name for a cool technology; (2) if you want to hear about something TWO WEEKS before the mainstream media report it, read MozillaZine! :-)"

I can't believe I was away and missed the news! DRAT! :(


#1 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by arielb

Wednesday November 11th, 1998 3:38 PM

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NGT sounds like a cool name for a layout engine. Much better than buttmonkey or NG 2000 (ala Microsoft) Mozilla on a floppy? That should make the folks at Opera very nervous.

#2 But why not the obvious name ...

by Matthew Thomas

Thursday November 12th, 1998 1:26 AM

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Chameleon?

A small, fast-eating LIZARD, with the ability to rapidly change the color of its skin!!!

I mean, really, it's so obvious. :-)

#3 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by Chameleon <luke@luke.ml.org>

Thursday November 12th, 1998 7:30 AM

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Chameleon, A small, fast-eating lizard with the ability to rapidly change the color of its skin...... nglayout/mozilla 5.0, a small fast-rendering lizard (eraa browser) with the ability to change its type of skin... hey thats about perfect... cept for I dont think I rather like the word it self.. chameleon.... heheh Im not sure.. maby if it was used it would grow on me? :P

#4 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by luke <luke@luke.ml.org>

Thursday November 12th, 1998 7:31 AM

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whaaa look what I did.. used Chameleon as my name.... urgh its 6:30.... so :)

#5 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by Alexey Zemlyanukhin <alex@dtk.rnd.su>

Thursday November 12th, 1998 7:50 AM

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Netscape better to hurry up. I hear about new great,super,outstanding layout engine, new technologies from the year beginning. But still have nothing to try. Meanwhile I know a lot of Netscape users who looked at IE5 Beta and were impressed.

#6 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by Chris Knoll <knoll@eclipse.net>

Thursday November 12th, 1998 8:02 AM

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Chameleon is already a sort of TCP/IP package so don't use that name!!

-Chris

#7 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by Jim

Thursday November 12th, 1998 9:50 AM

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This may sound like a stupid question, but are they finally modularizing all the components of Communicator now that they're building the main part of the source code from ground up again?

#8 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by khalid <aplg02@my-dejanews.com>

Thursday November 12th, 1998 1:57 PM

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Chameleon is a good name indeed why not suggest it to Netscape ?

#9 Re:Netscape Makes Official NGLayout Announcement!!

by Steve Parkinson

Thursday November 12th, 1998 2:10 PM

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Nothing to try??? How about the daily builds - you can't get much more cutting edge than that.

<http://mozilla.asimov.net/>

Yes, mozilla is modular.