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.
#86 Re: Re: Re: get serious!
Tuesday August 21st, 2001 8:40 AM
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You're right...we definitely need a plug-in standard. ActiveX is problematic because it's Windows only, and I don't think it's reasonable to require Linux users to install WINE in order to get their browser to work right. Also, ActiveX is a walking security hole...it executes code directly in the OS without any sandboxing, so any ActiveX control you accept has the ability to blow your system away or plant a trojan. Additionally, I'm leery of accepting any technological "Standard" controlled by a single company as opposed to a real standards body. Java could be a solution if Sun would ever release it. .NET could actually be a solution, if Ximian's open source implementation gets done quickly, but I think it'll take a bit too long to finish. I don't think there's an easy way around this one...IE's market share gives MS too much leverage.