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Thursday May 9th, 2002

This weeks status reports include updates from CaScadeS, Hermes, mozdev, and MozBlog. Click the Full Article link to check them out.


#1 Beonex status report

by benb <mozilla@bucksch.org>

Friday May 10th, 2002 5:39 AM

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Seems like David accidently lost our report. Here is it:

Done:

* Version 0.8-pre for Windows and Linux relased!!! Yeah, finally! (All) * Added screenshots and template press reports to website (Ben) * Started working on Roaming (Ben)

Problems:

* Broke release build machine, have to fix it for new Linux builds * heise <<http://www.heise.de>> didn't report about it as expected, because it's "just a Preview" :-( * Mac OS X release didn't make it and Zach is on vacation now

Outstanding:

* Contacting US press (Help urgently needed!!!) * Maybe create a Linux build that fixes bug 140767 (Ben) * Continue working on Roaming (Ben)

For 0.8-stable: (based on Mozilla 1.0 final)

* More content for website (help needed), esp. o Description of Mozilla features (for people who don't know Mozilla-based browsers) o Tutorial for Navigator and Mailnews (for people new to the Internet and Mozilla) o Introduction to the web + "How to use the web" + how to get to information + things to avoid + hints, hot links etc. * Builds for Windows (David Hallowell), Linux (Ben), Mac (Zach)

#2 Provide some information!

by johann_p

Friday May 10th, 2002 6:07 AM

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The beonex site provides frightingly few information about what the Beonex browser is: what are the differences to mozilla, what mozilla build is it based on, what are the most important advantages when compared to the current NS release etc, how can I switch between mozilla/NS/beonex, how can I exchange/convert settings and more. I certainly won't download the program just to find out about this the hard way and I am sure others won't either. I see here a problem that Netscape has with its own site: you believe that people just are interested in a feature-laden browser, but they want info, help and explanations, and they want to feel "at home" with the product. Personally - as a user - I feel much more "at home" at mozilla.org and related sites than either NS or Beonex, unfortunately.

#3 The hard way...

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Friday May 10th, 2002 2:35 PM

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What is so hard about downloading a browser and looking at it?

#4 some users are not geeks or hackers

by johann_p

Friday May 10th, 2002 4:55 PM

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You know, we dont want to go through all 1000 functions and menus to find out what are the differences. We also have a hard time figuring what changes there are that might not be visible (bugs fixed, changed behavior ...). We might just want a little page that gives us the details. Honestly, the Beonex site looks like it is done by one person who is a hacker and hates documentation. Sorry, I dont like that, and I am pretty sure most other users wont like it either.

#5 CaScadeS works with Netscape 6.x!

by DJGM2002

Friday May 10th, 2002 5:53 PM

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When the CaScadeS feature first appeared for download over at mozdev.org, I installed into a Mozilla nightly build first, then just out of curiosity, I later installed it into Netscape 6.2.2. Surprisingly, it appeared to work equally well in both Mozilla and in Netscape 6.2.2!