More Mozilla RC1 Reviews
Thursday April 25th, 2002
Anonman writes: "c|net's article Don't Miss the Thrilla from Mozilla is quite positive. Their only complaint seemed to be a problem with Mozilla reading a Netscape profile. The reviewers liked Mozilla's quicklaunch, tabbed browsing and price, going so far as to suggest that 1.0 'may actually best its two most powerful competitors.'
by johnlar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday April 26th, 2002 1:33 PM
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Ok I'm not asa, but wanted to give my opinions (realize I read this article a few months ago, didn't re-read it, so details are a bit sketchy) The guy is taking a look at netscape 6.0 and basically saying. What a peice of crap, (it was) they could have done much better had they used the old code (they could have). But then you stop and look at the current mozilla, take a gander at the XUL specs, and see whats available at mozdev and ask yourself. Would any of this been possible with the old code? NO The guy was talking from the viewpoint that they simply were writting a browser. Thats not at all what mozilla is. Mozilla is a cross-platform API to create just about any network centric application you can image. From old school telnet applcations, to IM clients, you name it. Currently this area is still being investigated, and honestly the XUL spec is still going to be expanded to include more possibilites. But mozilla is not just a browser (ok maybe I should be talking about gecko, and not mozilla, but whatever.) But in order to create an entire new type of application, which is what gecko is, you have to start from scratch. Oh sure, much of the networking code and rendering code from netscape probably could have been reused, and I hope it was, I personally don't know though. But it was a very brave move to start on this path, and it looks like it will pay off, we just have to wait and see.