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Slow News Week

Wednesday December 23rd, 1998

We realize that there has been little news over the past few weeks, since Gecko's arrival. We promise that will change soon. The new cross-platform application (what will be the basis of the final browser) will make it into the builds soon, and we'll have the scoop on all kinds of new functionality as it arrives.

So don't fret. Check the status update (that I maintain) at mozilla.org, and follow along in the newsgroups and on IRC. Get involved in the conversation. Let the developers know you're out there. Download a nightly build, and play around. File a bug. File three. Bugzilla, Mozilla's bug-tracking service, is not only a great way to track bugs, it's also a great way to get better acquainted with who-is-programming-what at Mozilla.org.

Above all, don't change that dial - the transition to the new layout engine has kept the programmers busy at Mozilla.org, but we'll be seeing the fruits of that labor soon. Hang tough.

Mozine Admin.


#1 Re:Slow News Week

by Vicente Salvador

Wednesday December 23rd, 1998 8:14 AM

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Don't worry. We can wait to get a great browser. We just want to know that you are there. Not great and not trully news (like others do! :-) ) Just work and progress.

Bravo for you folks!!!

#2 Re:Slow News Week

by Willie

Wednesday December 23rd, 1998 5:28 PM

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Is this version of netscape going to havea plugin installer similar to ie so that it doesn't have to be restarted ever time a new plugin is added?

#3 Re:Slow News Week

by Daniel Hill <danielhill@mindless.com>

Wednesday December 23rd, 1998 6:01 PM

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It already does. SmartUpdate can install plugins without restarting. It's just slack-arse plugin makers can't be bothered using it. There's a JavaScript command that refreshes all plugins anyway, so even if SmartUpdate isn't used, you just use that. Can't remember what it is though ... :(

#4 Re:Slow News Week

by jdwayside <jdwayside@netscape.net>

Wednesday December 23rd, 1998 7:30 PM

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Typing

javascript:navigator.plugins.refresh();

into the Location window should take care of it.

:-)

#5 Re:Slow News Week

by eric townsend <jet@spies.com>

Wednesday December 23rd, 1998 9:27 PM

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A slow news week means I can finally make some progress on my Mozilla book for ORA.

I know, everybody take a month off!

Please?

#6 Check this out!!!!!!

by Kosh

Friday December 25th, 1998 2:20 AM

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Check this out and if anyone knows how to do it please tell us!!!!! <http://www.theregister.co.uk/981224-000011.html>

#7 Re:Slow News Week

by MozineAdmin <chrisn@statecollege.com>

Friday December 25th, 1998 6:39 AM

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Kosh,

According to the article, it looks like we'll find out tomorrow (the 26th). A factor of ten, eh? This should be interesting. Are they referrig to replacing the entire desktop environment with Netscape, or just IE?

--chris

#8 Re:Slow News Week

by Maritn Shultz <mshultz@web.ifb.net>

Saturday December 26th, 1998 2:54 AM

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I don't believe that little article. It sounds like a misinterpretation of what the Princeton guy concluded in his study of removing IE.