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.

#63 Re: Another Example...

by bmacfarland

Friday November 1st, 2002 10:11 PM

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IE and Mozilla are two totally different and unrelated applications. No one would expect one extention to work for both. However, Phoenix and Mozilla codebases are very largely the same, you admit the modifications are few, why couldn't Phoenix be designed to use the same extension mechanisms as Mozilla? What happens if K-Meleon comes along and says "we require our extensions to use this format"? Then Galeon says the same thing. Suddenly it become such a pain that people say it's not worth it and we are either a) not going to develop extensions at all anymore or b) only going to support one or two variations of Gecko-based browsers. Then you get users picking a browser based on the extensions (for instance I couldn't think of using Phoenix without Mouse Gestures) and not based on the majority of the browser's advantages. This isn't far fetched, this is already occurring.