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Tree Closes for Mozilla 0.9.6

Wednesday November 7th, 2001

mozilla.org today closed the tree in preparation for the branching of the 0.9.6 Milestone later this week. As usual, drivers@mozilla.org will work towards a Friday branch and a release on the following Friday. Check-ins to the tree will be moderated by the Drivers until the branch happens.

UPDATE!: mozilla.org branched for 0.9.6 on Friday, and the trunk has reopened for 0.9.7. Expect to start seeing branch builds sometime this weekend, or on monday.


#99 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by JayeshSh <JayeshSh@netscape.net>

Sunday November 11th, 2001 2:04 AM

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Emlyn,

Good idea about creating a Gecko promotion/evangelism page! Gecko is common and critical to Mozilla, Netscape, and scores of other products such as Galeon, K-Meleon and Activestate's Komodo development environment. It is a developing/burgeoning "standard" for some products, and is importantly different from the "old" Netscape 4.x technology, in that it *can* be employed in other products, whereas the "older" technology could not.

Having a Gecko Advocacy page would have several aims: * Educate people on what Gecko is and why it could be useful/important to them * Educate people on how is different from the "old" 4.x Netscape technology, and why it is critical to the Mozilla project. * Provide a forum for beginners to ask questions about Mozilla and receive prompt repies. * Create greater awareness of how Gecko ties in with other technologies such as XUL - and thus enlist the support of graphic designers to create more themes for Mozilla / Netscape. (Winamp <http://www.winamp.com> has done a great job of gaining popular support for its "themes"/ skins. Granted making a Netscape theme is probably much harder, but still, we should ask: why are there only a handful of "good" themes available for Netscape? *Establish the credibility of Gecko as a solid component of an Internet-aware product within the business community, thus encouraging more companies to use it in their product (including Netscape's parent: AOL and Compuserve).

Tell me what you think of such a site. Will it work? What would we need? What should we watch out for? Are the aims clearly defined enough?

Feedback - good and bad - , please!

Regards,

- Jayesh