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.
#89 Re: Re: Re: Re: get serious!
Tuesday August 21st, 2001 12:03 PM
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ActiveX was found to be safer on linux than on win9x/ME due to UNIX permissions and what not. There were suggestions to make it even safer by "sandboxing" ActiveX as a seperate user with limit abilities.
Well, to be honest I think it is still too early to tell if dot net would be viable. Java would be a workaround the problem that some might accept, but it would mean that someone needs to get java working with all the browsers like it can with mozilla. Judging by the limited resources sun put into integrating their jre into mozilla, I have a feeling that they will not be willing to put enough resources to make java a standard for plugins.
Well no real standard body would be able to do anything about this unless someone propose something and even after that it has to be implemented in the browsers (and after that in the plugins). We all know how many years it took to get some W3C standards implemented, and at how much effort. Plugins are even harder, now that one browser has the overwhelming majority. When people were demanding for W3C compliant HTML4 and CSS. They should have demanded a standard for plugins too. Its all in hind sight I guess. Who knew plugins would be so important, who knew IE was going to take over, who knew it would take mozilla so long...