Five Years Ago: Netscape Announces Intention to Release Source Code

Wednesday January 22nd, 2003

On this day in 1998, Netscape Communications Corporation announced that it was planning to release the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code to the public. Heralding the move as "bold" and "aggressive", Netscape described how it intended to "create a special Web site service where all interested parties can download the source code, post their enhancements, take part in newsgroup discussions, and obtain and share Communicator-related information with others in the Internet community." You'll know this site as

#54 I agree with your opion on processes

by PaulB <>

Saturday January 25th, 2003 2:19 PM

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If I remember correctly there is a bug being worked on to seperate processes in Mozilla. My comment was not to discount your experience but to add another opinion that in my experience Mozilla does not seem all that effected by "bloat" it runs smoothly and swiftly. I have never tried to download more than 500 newsgroup headers at a time. but in my experience using Mac)S X 10.1.5 on a G3-350 with 256MB on a high speed cable internet downloading 500 headers usually takes 10 to 15 sec unless the sever is overloaded or slow.

I simply wanted to voice an alternet impression of Mozilla. This is not to calim that there is not room for improvement. I believe Mozilla will be improved.

One of Mozilla's great strengths is that it is an Internet Suite. Mozilla has the category all to itself since I cannot think of anyother internet suites for the internet. Users or companies that prefer to use an Internet suite of integrated programs will use Moilla. It can only get better as each app is given its seperate process. This is one strength Mozilla has over the competition.