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Saturday August 25th, 2001

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#1 Second Alpha release of MultiZilla

by NeilPryde

Sunday August 26th, 2001 7:30 AM

Hi, *if* you have downloaded and installed MultiZilla, and have problems in Mail, News and addressbook, then please download our updated modern.jar from the installation page.

Read the users note's on the installation page for more information.

#10 Re: Second Alpha release of MultiZilla

by Riscky

Tuesday August 28th, 2001 12:18 AM

what is it? who can use it? is it just for windows? linux?

exact details would be nice.

#11 Re: Re: Second Alpha release of MultiZilla

by NeilPryde

Tuesday August 28th, 2001 12:11 PM

You might use it on Windows, Linux and Macintosh. We didn't test all platforms and we sure hope users will report back to us.

#13 I think it's a tabbed-version of Moz

by Waldo

Wednesday August 29th, 2001 10:30 AM

If I'm not mistaken, Multizilla is a version of Mozilla that uses tabs within a single window rather than multiple windows when you hit File->New Navigator Window. I haven't used it, but I presume it does the same thing for popup windows (adds a tab).

the advantage is that it's a lot less messy and also uses less memory than opening a seperate window every time.. You just clikc on the tab to go from "window" to "window"

Please correct me if I'm wrong... I looked at the multizilla site yesterday and that's what it looked like to me anyway..


#2 projects dying off

by rgelb

Sunday August 26th, 2001 10:28 AM

It seems like every moz project gets started, the author is psyched and then it simply dies out.

The projects up for the adoption aren't all that useful anyway. Just duplication of a million other programs on the market.

#3 Re: projects dying off

by odd

Sunday August 26th, 2001 12:47 PM

It's a real shame to see mozmp go... there's no media player in GNU/Linux that can work inline as a plug-in and handle various formats (QuickTime, sans Sorenson, MPEG, AVI et cetera)... so I don't see how that one is trying to replace any existing product.

#7 Re: Re: projects dying off

by rgelb

Monday August 27th, 2001 10:57 AM

Maybe it is just me, but I hate it when MP3 starts playing inline. In IE6, the interface for it just sucks (or takes getting used to). I'd hate to see it in Moz.

I like listening to it in WinAmp.

#8 Aphrodite

by tny

Monday August 27th, 2001 2:06 PM

I was afraid that Aphrodite was dying. Too bad. If no one picks up the whole project, maybe at least the Aphrodite, Sullivan, and Fruity Gum skins will be picked up by someone?

#4 Re: projects dying off

by mcelrath

Sunday August 26th, 2001 2:54 PM

This is a general characteristic of open source software. For every project that "makes it" to a stable user release, there are 20-50 announced projects that don't go anywhere. Take a look at sourceforge for example.

It's just a side effect of there being more enthusiasm than effort or ability.

#6 Re: Re: projects dying off

by sacolcor

Sunday August 26th, 2001 8:37 PM

Actually, I'd say it's more a result of variances in the amount of free time the organizer has, coupled with the fact that enthusiasm starts out high, and then drops until a project hits a certain level of basic functionality before starting to ramp up again. A lot of projects don't make it over that hump. They're still useful, though; even the shards of a discarded project are helpful when/if someone else decides to pick it up again.

#5 Re: projects dying off

by petejc

Sunday August 26th, 2001 7:50 PM

It also has a lot to do w/ ambitiously developing an app over an archecture in flux. You can only rewrite your app X many times in you spare time. I think more apps will stick to the wall when mozilla matures more and reaches 1.0.


#12 What about Sherlock?

by pierrec

Wednesday August 29th, 2001 12:15 AM

no activity since April... :-(

#15 Re: What about Sherlock?

by gwalla

Sunday September 2nd, 2001 2:16 AM

Didn't Sherlock get its name changed to Mycroft?

#9 Descriptions of the projects

by thelem

Monday August 27th, 2001 2:22 PM

Can we please have one-line descriptions on each of the projects that are featured in the status update. So Mozilla would be something like:

'Mozilla is a primarily web browser written to support W3C standards as much as possible. It also comes packaged with an HTML editor and mailnews client, and other applications can be built on top of it. '

#14 Re: Descriptions of the projects

by alliswell

Wednesday August 29th, 2001 12:38 PM

good idea. i'll add brief descriptions for each project from now on. in general for any of the mozdev projects you can get a blurb about each on the project list page at