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mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1

Tuesday August 14th, 2001

mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.


#82 Re: Re: get serious!

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Tuesday August 21st, 2001 1:13 AM

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True, but if you really want plug-ins that work across different browser you need a better solution than that. What I'm saying is that using NS4 plugins is not the long term solution, Mozilla currently still support NS4 plugins but using NS4 plugins means limiting the ability of the plugin. I believe there is a need for a plugin standard. However I also think that any standard that is proposed now will have little chance of success as IE is the most widely used browser now. In the near future, I think activex will become the de-factor standard for plugins. There is already code that can get moz to support activex plugins on win32, not sure if it could work on linux (speaking of which, I think we should get win32 NS4 plugins working on linux via wine). The only thing I'm really worried about is dot net. If plugin developers require dot net for their plugins, then we are in trouble.