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Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.


#4 Re: Interesting...

by macpeep

Wednesday March 13th, 2002 9:48 AM

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"How long exactly has IE been in development?"

Well, it seems that the normal way to count how long Mozilla has been in development is to start when the decision was made to XUL, NGLayout etc, even though NGLayout had been in development even before the source code was even released. If you count from the beginning, you should start from when Netscape Communications was formed, or even before that. After all, why start over just because the initial attempt was deemed a dead end road? It was still development time!

However if you don't start from the beginning but rather pick a date when the current app began its life (even tho techonolgies going into it were already under development) then I guess you would have to do the same for IE too to make it fair.. So whenever they had their latest big rewrite. Does anyone know?

How about Opera?