mozilla.org Announces Calendar Project
Thursday October 25th, 2001
mozilla.org today announced that OEone, makers of the Penzilla Linux device that uses Mozilla as its shell, will be offering a significant portion of their calendar code to Mozilla. For more info on this, check out Gerv Markham's post by clicking the Full Article link.
#22 KICK ASS
Friday October 26th, 2001 2:34 AM
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I for one think this kicks ass. Of course, I am in control of the largely non-project called mozoffice, and am glad to see someone else actually make it happen (not that mozoffice had anything to do with it, but it made some people think, pehaps).
Now, between Open Office and this Calendar stuff, this implementation is about what I envisioned: an open source Office app/Mozilla combination. Of course, I had hoped for small, clean-room Mozilla Office code, to challenge Open Office's sheer size, but I don't know that the size matters so much; it won't matter at all in five years. Still, Composer may come a LOOONG way between Mozilla 1.0 and 2.0, and ideally it will be eventually able to use XML to create documents of any type from within one application, but I suppose that's just gazing at the stars and dreaming, right now.
Finally, since Open Office has stripped out the crappy fake desktop in SO 5.2, modularized its apps, and killed its browser in favor of hooking into Mozilla, I don't think I could have asked for a better solution. True, Open Office is a big download, but not everyone needs all modules, and now that they're being separated, as MS Office apps are, they're getting cleaner and tighter all the time.
Rock on Mozilla, Outlook just wet its pants.