Gecko Appearing in Compuserve Betas

Thursday October 18th, 2001

AOL today confirmed that Gecko has been embedding into beta versions of CompuServe 7, according to this article. AOL 7 was released yesterday, still with IE as its embedded browser, but because CompuServe's software seems to be much like the AOL software, it's likely that we could also see AOL sporting Gecko as it's browser in the future.

#97 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What's depressing...

by niner

Tuesday October 23rd, 2001 1:41 PM

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>That's nice, but you haven't answered the basic issue. XUL content does not distribute over the web like a web page. It requires an installation step on the client. So >it's not particularly useful for ASP-model developers. Like me.

I think that's just plain wrong. When I go at <> I get a cool Minesweeper clone written in XUL/JS so I think XUL can work just like any webpage :)

>It crashes much more often than IE on the Mac or Windows for me. IE on Windows simply doesn't crash, while IE on Mac only rarely crashes (and usually only after a network >configuration change or laptop wakeup -- I think it's really an Open Transport problem). Mozilla crashed within a few hours of use last time I tried it, losing me a >half-hour's worth of data in progress, bringing my whole system down, and then refusing to start up (and again crashing my whole system) next time I tried to start it.

Than you've had really bad luck. It seems like for some people Mozilla is really crashy. For others like me it runs rocksolid the hole day with many Windows with Tabs, and MailNews open without any crash while I don't dare to start IE cause of it crashing my system far too often.

>Microsoft Script Debugger works pretty well for me on Windows. It's not 100% but it lets me quickly find the cause of almost all script problems. Occasionally it flakes >out. I haven't tried the JS debugger on Mozilla but if it works well on the Mac then that would be a win for Mozilla. However, that win would be more than offset by the >general instability of Mozilla on the Mac.

Microsoft products have only two major problems for me: the costs, and that they alway try to make me using MS only technologies when equal open standards are available.

And what I as a user really hate about IE: it's useless Javascript Error Dialogs which should probably show for developers but definitely not for users. This leads to getting an JavaScript error whan the embedded IE can't load a banner in applications like GetRight