Shock as MozillaZine Readers Turn to Slashdot for Accurate Information

Thursday October 31st, 2002

For our last poll, we asked you where else you go to get Mozilla news. 848 of you answered with Slashdot getting 30% of the vote, almost twice as much as its nearest rival, MozillaNews, with 17%. The third-placed 'None of the above' option was favoured by 16% of you, which frankly tells us very little. FUD specialist MozillaQuest came in fifth with 8% of the vote, which concerns us slightly. 5% of you rely on mainstream tech news sites such as CNET's or eWeek while 4% of you prefer the weblog style of Blogzilla. Newcomers Planet Mozilla and MozFan didn't do so well with 1% and 0% of the vote respectively. NewsForge, with 1%, also did surprisingly badly, especially considering the amount of news we steal from them. Finally, 14% of you just go wherever telnet to port 80 will take you.

For our next poll, we'd like to know what your favourite Phoenix theme is. The options are taken from the lists at the mozdev Themes project and David Tenser's Phoenix Help so don't blame us if your favourite theme isn't listed. Go and vote now or just sit on the fence and watch the latest results.

#33 I'm no XUL developer...

by bmacfarland

Friday November 1st, 2002 6:37 AM

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I'm going to preface this by the fact that I'm just talking out of my well, you know what. It seems to me that themes, because their functionality is abstracted should be able to be implemented exactly the same in Phoenix. If my LiveLizard client can use my LittleMoz theme, then surely something much closer to the Mozilla browser, like Phoenix, should be able to as well, right? If Phoenix doesn't provide backward support for the existing themes (not for early versions of Mozilla mind you, but support for the latest existing versions and/or full blown releases like Mozilla 1.0), then yes, I call it a lack of flexibility for Phoenix. I hate to say anything negative because people will say I'm trolling, but I'm just trying to express healthy criticism.